Les Pêcheurs de perles

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Les Pêcheurs de perles

Bizet's Le pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) at the Metropolitan Opera

Georges Bizet’s 1863 opera The Pearl Fishers was rarely performed until recently, with a resurgence of productions in the past decade or so. It’s not a particularly beloved piece, bar one male duet about friendship, but the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016 staging of the show gets an encore on cinema screens. Set more or less in an ancient version of Sri Lanka, the opera looks at two men who are in love with the same Hindu priestess. It was directed by Penny Woolcock, who opens the production by turning the entire stage into an ocean, via blue lights and a lot of aerial wiring. American critics loved it, while British reviewers weren’t nearly as kind.

June 21 2017


Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $13.50
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