Prodigal Son, The

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Prodigal Son, The. There are several mus. comps. on this theme, among them:(1) L'Enfant Prodigue, ballet by Prokofiev, Op.46, 1928–9, choreog. Balanchine, prod. Paris 1929.(2) The Prodigal Son, parable for church perf., by Britten, Op.81, to lib. by W. Plomer, prod. Aldeburgh (Orford) 1968, NY 1969.(3) L'Enfant Prodigue, cantata for sop., ten., bar., by Debussy, 1884, with which he won Prix de Rome.(4) The Prodigal Son, oratorio by Sullivan, perf. Worcester Fest. 1869.