Georges Bizet

Les pêcheurs de perles

Les pêcheurs de perles

Modern drama


Conductor: Anatoly Gus

Directed by: Roman Viktyuk

Set Designer: Vladimir Boer

Costume Designer: Evgeniya Panfilova

Choirmasters: Tatyana Gromova, Zoya Tukhmanova, Andrei Lazarev


Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission


Premiered on 27 March 2004


Taken off in 2007

Georges Bizet's early opera Les pêcheurs de perles has been treated by Roman Viktyuk as a "modern drama". The Indian legend about the pearl fisher Nadir's and the chieftain Zurga's love for the beautiful priestess Leila is made the subject of a film, which is being shot before an audience. The action is set in Paris, which means that a love affair is in store: Leila, Nadir and Zurga meet on the shooting stage…

Press

In Viktyuk's production, the tragic Indian legend about two young men (Nadir and Zurga) and the young priestess Leila has turned into an unusual, symbolic musical performance.

Novye Izvestia

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