$25 - 'The Pearl Fishers’ - George Bizet
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WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
The story of The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles} revolves around a love triangle between Zurga, the leader of a fishing village, his old friend Nadir, and the priestess Leïla. Act I sets up this triangle, as Zurga and Nadir reunite after many years and recall how their friendship had been endangered because they were both in love with an anonymous priestess. In their famous duet, they pledge to never let their friendship be threatened again. A veiled priestess arrives and to absolutely nobody in the audience’s surprise she turns out to be the very woman that Zurga and Nadir once quarreled over. Nadir recognizes Leïla by her voice and they confess their continuing love, but are caught by the high priest Nourabad, who accuses Leïla of breaking her vow of chastity. Leïla is unveiled and Zurga, furious at his betrayal, condemns both Leïla and Nadir to death. In Act II, Zurga questions his decision but is further enraged when Leïla confesses her love of Nadir in an attempt to save him. However, Nadir ultimately rescues them both after discovering that Leïla had at one point sheltered him from a mob. In order to facilitate their escape, he sets fire to the village as a distraction and the opera ends rather ambiguously with Zurga awaiting the return of the villagers and his presumed punishment. Later productions of the opera added on a final reckoning for Zurga at the hands of the villagers.
About the composer:
French composer Georges Bizet (1838–1875) was known as a brilliant student and prodigy, but his works only found lasting success after his untimely death. His final opera, Carmen, which premiered to very mixed reactions three months before he died, became a hit shortly afterward and is acknowledged today as one of opera’s greatest achievements. Eugène Cormon (1810–1903) was the pen name of Pierre-Étienne Piestre, a French dramatist and prolific librettist. His collaborator on Les Pêcheurs de Perles was Michel Carré (1821–1872), who also co-created the libretti to Gounod’s Faust and Roméo et Juliette and the play that formed the basis for Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
WHEN IT IS:
Starts: November 14th 2018
Ends: December 8th 2018
HOW LONG IS IT:
2 Hours and 27 Minutes
WHERE IT IS:
More information at https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-season/les-pecheurs-de-perles/