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Les Pêcheurs de Perles


Georges Bizet · Les Pêcheurs de perles
Concert performances

Opera in three acts (1863)
Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré

Sung in French with German and English surtitles

‘Never before have we heard anything sweeter, more mystic’, wrote a critic after the première in Paris of Les Pêcheurs de perles in October 1863, referring to the melody that would have embedded the name Bizet in popular musical memory even without Carmen. Intoned in thirds and sixths by Nadir and Zurga, it conjures up the fascination that the sight of a young priestess in the temple once had on the two men: both of them became inflamed with love, but for the sake of their friendship they vowed to renounce this love. ..

Patrick Fournillier, Conductor

Aida Garifullina, Leïla
Javier Camarena, Nadir
Plácido Domingo, Zurga
Stanislav Trofimov, Nourabad

Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh, Chorus Master
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

Duration: 1 h 50 min.

August 23 and 26, 2018 | Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg

Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg – Les Pecheurs de Perles 2018 with Placido Domingo:
category 1:  dark green
category 2:  pink
category 3:  light blue
category 4:  yellow
category 5:  dark blue
category 6:  orange
category 7:  red