“Beautiful moments of poetic imagery”

Beautiful moments of poetic imagery”

BIZET

THE PEARL FISHERS

FESTIVAL THEATRE

12-19 MAY 2018

“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 AdvertiserEwart Shaw

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

BachtrackBrian 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 DailyGreg Elliott

CAST

Leila Desiree Frahn
Zurga Grant Doyle
Nadir Andrew Goodwin
Nourabad Pelham Andrews

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

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

GALLERY