NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

THE PEARL FISHERS

(Les pêcheurs de perles)

by Georges Bizet
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 10
Sung in French with projected English translations


 

The Pearl Fishers Opera Overview

For sheer transcendent beauty, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers has few rivals in the entire repertoire. The opera’s famed duet for tenor and baritone is a soaring melody that has turned countless opera newcomers into ecstatic fans. Bizet (who composed this work 12 years before Carmen) transports us to Ceylon, where two devoted friends find themselves in love with the same woman, an entrancingly beautiful priestess, Leïla. From its leading men and leading lady, The Pearl Fishers demands the ultimate in vocal beauty and elegance to do justice to this sweepingly romantic drama.
“Mr. Kwiecień is an ideal Zurga [and] Mr. Polenzani makes a poignantly believable Nadir. Their ardent, soaring performance... brought fresh urgency to the familiar music.”
The New York Times



 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

SYLVIA NEIL AND
DANIEL FISCHEL
 
 
 
 
 

 
Production owned by San Diego Opera.
 



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Photo: Ken Howard/San Diego Opera

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