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The Pearl Fishers, with Roberto Alagna, Nino Machaidze, Alexandre Duhamel and Nicolas Courjal

Concert version with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conducted by Giorgio Croci

The Pearl Fishers, with Roberto Alagna, Nino Machaidze, Alexandre Duhamel and Nicolas Courjal Concert version with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conducted by Giorgio Croci

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Roberto Alagna, one of the world's most sought-after tenors, performs for the first time on medici.tv, in a concert version of Bizet's Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de perles)!

The Pearl Fishers (1863) was composed by the young Bizet but was however given at the Parisian Opéra-comique with the same fervor as Carmen, which will be composed decades later! The action is set in the island of Ceylon. Zurga and Nadir are in love with the same woman but they place their friendship over love and swear to renounce to it. Everything will change between them upon the arrival of Leila, a mysterious Hindu priestess, whose invocations aim at protecting the village as the fishing season starts…

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Program

  • Georges Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles
    • I. Prelude
    • I. "Sur la grève en feu"
    • I. "Amis, Interrompez Vos Danses..."
    • I. "Demeure Parmi Nous, Nadir... Sur La Grève En Feu"
    • I. "C'est Toi, Toi Qu'enfin Je Revois"
    • I. "Au Fond Du Temple Saint"
    • I. "Que Vois-Je?"
    • I. "Sois La Bienvenue"
    • I. "Seule Au Millieu De Nous... Brahma, Divin Brahma!"
    • I. "A Cette Voix"
    • I. "Je Crois Entendre Encore"
    • I. "Le Ciel Est Bleu"
    • I. "O Dieu Brahma"
    • II. "L'Ombre Descend Des Cieux"
    • II. "Me Voilà Seule Dans La Nuit...Comme Autrefois"
    • II. "De Mon Amie Fleur Endormie"
    • II. "Leïla! Leïla! Dieu Puissant"
    • II. "Ah! Revenez À La Raison"
    • III, 1: "L'Orage S'Est Calmé... O Nadir"
    • III, 1: "O Ciel! Quel Trouble..."
    • III, 1: "Je Frémis, Je Chancelle"
    • III, 1: "Entends Au Loin Ce Bruit De Fête"
    • III, 2: "Le Jour Enfin Perce La Nue"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Isabelle Soulard
  • Venue: Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)
  • Broadcast date: March 1, 2013, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013
  • Recording date: 17/02/2013
  • Production: Coproduction Céleste Productions – Les Grandes Voix, Salle Pleyel.

Casting

  • Roberto Alagna | Nadir
  • Nino Machaidze | Leila
  • Alexandre Duhamel | Zurga
  • Nicolas Courjal | Nourabad

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