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Premiering 12 years before Carmen, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers is a spellbinding, lyrical gem in its own right. Its very famous duet “Au fond du temple saint” underscores the bond at the heart of the conflict between pearl fishers Zurga and Nadir: both are in love with the priestess Leïla. Grand choral passages and exotic dance sequences make it an intoxicating spectacle, in a production designed by Zandra Rhodes, internationally-renowned fashion designer.
Pearl Fishers photos by David Bachman.
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(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)
Conductor: Antony Walker
Stage Director: Andrew Sinclair
Set and Costume Designer: Zandra Rhodes
Choreographer: John Malashock
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
Wig & Makeup Designer: James Geier
Assistant Director/Director of Student Matinee: Stephanie Havey*
Click to hear music from The Pearl Fishers
The fishers declare their friendship: “Au fond du temple saint” (J. Aler, G. Quilico)
Leila sings of her love for Nadir: “Je frissone, j’ai peur et somme” (B. Hendricks)