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The Pearl Fishers

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January
Friday
25
07:30 PM
January
Sunday
27
02:00 PM
February
Saturday
02
07:30 PM
February
Tuesday
05
07:30 PM
February
Friday
08
07:30 PM
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Language

Sung in French with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 40 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Transcendent beauty.

A rarely performed gem of the opera world, The Pearl Fishers, is noted for its extraordinary musical beauty. Composed 12 years before Bizet's masterwork Carmen, this opera tells the story of two best friends and the bond that is interrupted by the arrival of a priestess to bless the pearl harvest. This romantic love triangle between the best friends and the priestess lead to dramatic consequences.

International stars Mariusz Kwiecien and Lawrence Brownlee lead the cast and come together to perform The Pearl Fishers duet, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and famous duets in opera. The colorful, eye-popping production designed by Zandra Rhodes will transport you to a fantasy-inspired version of the island of Ceylon.


Cast and Creative Team

Nadir 

Lawrence Brownlee

Zurga

Mariusz Kwiecien 

Leila

Andrea Carroll

Nourabad

Federico De Michelis 

Conductor

Roderick Cox

Director

E. Loren Meeker

Scenic & Costume Designer

Zandra Rhodes

Lighting Designer

Mark McCullough

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

Production designed by Zandra Rhodes for San Diego Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre.

Sets executed by San Diego Opera Scenic Studio.

Costumes executed by San Diego Opera Costume Shop.

CAST

Andrea Carroll
Leïla
Nourabad

CREATIVE TEAM

Roderick Cox
Conductor
E. Loren Meeker
Director
Zandra Rhodes
Scenic and Costume Designer
Mark McCullough
Lighting Designer
Eric Sean Fogel
Choreographer
Richard Bado
Chorus Master

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
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