She composed the original score for the musical adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder
's novel, "Little House on the Praire, the Musical", at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Melissa Gilbert
as "Ma" in the cast. The new musical was adapted for the stage by Francesca Zambello
(director), book by Rachel Sheinkin ...
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Rachel Portman has composed an opera, "The Little Prince", based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
story. The world premier is being given by Houston Grand Opera starting 31 May 2003.
Her film scores, usually dominant in strings and wind instruments, often have a lilting, almost magical quality to them. This style is most prominent in the films, Used People
(1996), Benny & Joon
(1993) & Chocolat