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Georges Bizet

Publisher: Choudens

Les Pêcheurs de perles (Les)
Work Notes
Version 1863 (1975)
Text Writer
Eugène Cormon & Michel Carré
Opera and Music Theatre
Arthur Hammond & Nell Hammond and John Moody
English, French
Programme Note
Georges Bizet Les Pêcheurs de perles (Les)
Les Pêcheurs de Perles is a three acts opera by Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. The world premiere was performed in 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. The opera was not revived in Bizet's lifetime, but from 1886 onwards it was regularly performed in Europe and North America, and from the mid-20th century it has joined the repertoire of opera houses all over the world. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a Priestess.

  • 03 MAR 2020
    Paris, France
    Orchestre de Picardie
    Arie Van Beek; Guillaume Tourniaires , conductor

    Other Dates:
    25,28,30 January; 2,4,6 February - Opera de Lille, France
    4 March - Thâtre Impérial Compiègne, France

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