The Pearl Fishers

Friends Forever Stay Together

Can anything possibly surpass a midsummer night at the Santa Fe Opera? How about being simultaneously transported to tropical shores on waves of dreamy melody? Bizet’s first stage success is set in ancient times on the shores of Ceylon, where Zurga, ruler of the pearl fishers, is reunited with his long-lost comrade Nadir. Their friendship duet, which recounts a mutual passion for the heavenly Leïla, is the epitome of bromance in music. Both men renounced her to save their friendship, but her unexpected return soon traps them again in the snares of love, and now they must make a choice.

Conductor Timothy Myers and director Shawna Lucey lead this revival of our stunning 2012 production, which was called “The best of this summer’s season,” by The Wall Street Journal, “True to the letter and the spirit of the work,” by the Chicago Tribune, and “An unqualified success,” by the Denver Post.

Experience the power of friendship.


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2019

Music by

Georges Bizet

Libretto by

Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré

Production by

Lee Blakeley - in memoriam

Sung in

French

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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“'The Pearl Fishers' is a post-apocalyptic costume party...This is what opera could be across the U.S. if audiences were more adventurous and companies had just a little more nerve."

The Denver Post [of SFO's 2012 production]

Artists

Corinne Winters
Corinne Winters

Leïla

Ilker Arcayürek
Ilker Arcayürek

Nadir

Anthony Clark Evans
Anthony Clark Evans

Zurga

Robert Pomakov
Robert Pomakov

Nourabad

Timothy Myers
Timothy Myers

Conductor

Shawna Lucey
Shawna Lucey

Director

Jean-Marc Puissant
Jean-Marc Puissant

Scenic Design

Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Costume Design

Rick Fisher
Rick Fisher

Lighting Design

Susanne Sheston
Susanne Sheston

Chorus Master

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