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Pearl Fishers - Opera North (cover Nadir)

16 May 2023

The Pearl Fishers
Georges Bizet | Leeds production
16 May – 2 June 2023

For every pearl, a price

Dive deep into the waters where a timeless tale of love, desire… and bitter betrayal unfolds. Two friends: Nadir and Zurga, find their friendship put to the ultimate test as they fall in love with the same woman. As their passion ignites and promises are broken, one man’s wild jealousy erupts into hot-blooded violence, threatening to destroy their lives forever.

Written 10 years before Carmen, Bizet’s trademark melodies brim with emotion including the famous friendship duet Au fond du temple saint. Under the baton of conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren the spellbinding soundscape, intricate harmonies and soaring choruses expertly capture the extremes of beauty and darkness. Director Matthew Eberhardt’s atmospheric production – exclusive to Leeds – brings a thoughtful and modern approach to this 160-year-old work.

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