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Summer Met Encore: Les Pecheurs de Perles (Bizet)
July 12 @ 7:00 pm
$18.00 General admission
Les Pecheurs de Perles – Bizet
(The Pearl Fishers this production is from the 15/16 season. Total runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes)
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.