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Bizet

The Pearl Fishers

“Beautiful Moments Of Poetic Imagery”

Festival Theatre

12 May - 19 May 2018
Season Closed

“Home to the world’s most popular duet, this production of Bizet’s early work, set in a European vision of the romantic east, is musically superb and dramatically raises some very interesting que”

The Advertiser
REVIEWS

"This version strips away the later additions to the opera and really shows the strength of Bizet’s imagination, and the final scene with two lovers escaping, leaving one lover behind to face almost certain death with catch at your heart."

The Advertiser Ewart Shaw

"The State Opera of South Australia has done a remarkable job putting together a truly enjoyable productiion, with attractive sets and colourful costumes"

Bachtrack Brian Angus

"The Pearl Fishers is an entertaining and colourful depiction of the power of love in an age of white male colonisers finding themselves drawn to attractive, exotic indigenous women"

In Daily Greg Elliott

Conductor
Graham Abbott
Director
Michael Gow
Designer
Robert Kemp
Lighting Designer
Matt Scott

Leila
Desiree Frahn
Zurga
Grant Doyle
Nadir
Pelham Andrews
Nourabad
Pelham Andrews
with

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra