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Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Sunday, January 31 2:00 pm
Whittier Theatre
Tickets:
Adult $20
Student Reserved $10
Member $18 (at box office only)

Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Few operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. This gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years.

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore.

Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

Due to a financial agreement with The Met: Live in HD, no SJCT coupons are accepted for these productions.

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The Met: Live in HD

SJCT is in its third year of partnership with The Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high definition performance transmissions to theaters around the world. The presentation of these operas is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting from The McGee Foundation.

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