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Bizet

The Pearl Fishers

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Bizet’s rarely heard opera returned to the Met for the first time in a century on New Year’s Eve 2015, in Penny Woolcock’s acclaimed new production. Star soprano Diana Damrau sings Leïla, the virgin priestess at the center of the story. Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien are Nadir and Zurga, rivals for Leïla’s love who have sworn to renounce her to protect their friendship—and who get to sing one of opera’s most celebrated duets, “Au fond du temple saint.” Nicolas Testé is the high priest Nourabad and Gianandrea Noseda conducts Bizet’s supremely romantic score.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Jan 16, 2016

Composer

Georges Bizet

Librettist

Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré

Run Time

2 HRS 15 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus