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opera Bizet's The Pearl Fishers Yoshi Oïda (stage director), Leo Hussain (conductor) — With Sonya Yoncheva (Leïla), Dmitry Korchak (Nadir), André Heyboer (Zurga), Nicolas Testé (Nourabad)...

Yoshi Oïda (stage director), Leo Hussain (conductor) — With Sonya Yoncheva (Leïla), Dmitry Korchak (Nadir), André Heyboer (Zurga), Nicolas Testé (Nourabad)...

Bizet's The Pearl Fishers Yoshi Oïda (stage director), Leo Hussain (conductor) — With Sonya Yoncheva (Leïla), Dmitry Korchak (Nadir), André Heyboer (Zurga), Nicolas Testé (Nourabad)...

About

Georges Bizet was not yet 25 when the Opéra-Comique in Paris commissioned a new opera from him. In the span of a few short months, the young composer produced Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), which premiered on September 30, 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the work returned to the Opéra-Comique! In Yoshi Oïda's splendid staging with Fabrice Kebour's bold lighting, soloists and dancers shine brightly in this early gem by the great Bizet.

Zurga and Nadir (played by the superb André Heyboer and Dmitry Korchak), two pearl fishers from Ceylon (Sri Lanka), glimpse and fall in love with the priestess Leïla (the inimitable Sonya Yoncheva), which nearly ruins their friendship. They mutually renounce Leila and vow to remain friends, but Nadir is unable to keep his vow, and Zurga, newly chosen as the village leader, orders his execution—but will he change his mind and allow Nadir and Leila to live in peace?

Cast

  • Yoshi Oïda | Stage director
  • Daniela Kurz | Choreographer, Stage director
  • Tom Schenk | Set designer
  • Richard Hudson | Costume designer
  • Fabrice Kebour | Lighting
  • Sonya Yoncheva | Leïla, a priestess of Brahma
  • Dmitry Korchak | Nadir, a fisherman
  • André Heyboer | Zurga, head fisherman
  • Nicolas Testé | Nourabad, high priest of Brahma
  • Yoomi Ahn | Dancer
  • Martin Blazec | Dancer
  • Samuel Delvaux | Dancer
  • Benjamin Duluc | Dancer
  • Lola Kervroedan | Dancer
  • Véronique Laugier | Dancer
  • Ludovic Lezin | Dancer
  • Emily Mezières | Dancer
  • Leonardo Rodrigues | Dancer
  • Fabienne Vegt | Dancer

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"
    • II: "Arrêtez, arrêtez! C'est à moi d'ordonner de leur sort"
    • III: "L'Orage S'Est Calmé... O Nadir"
    • III: "O Ciel! Quel Trouble..."
    • III: "Je Frémis, Je Chancelle"
    • III: "Entends Au Loin Ce Bruit De Fête"
    • III: "Dès Que Le Soleil"
    • III: "Sombres Divinités...O Lumière Sainte"

Details

  • Venue: Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Recording date: 26 & 28/06/2012
  • Duration: 2 h 07 min
  • Production: © Opéra Comique - François Roussillon et Associés
  • Available version(s): FR
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR
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