Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers)has endured as a favorite of opera fans around the world. As performed at The Metropolitan Opera, with its vibrant sets and stunning performances by soprano Diana Damrau, tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, the production brings to life all of the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia as the rival suitors vie for the affections of the beautiful priestess Leïla. The MET: Live in HD recorded the performance for the big screen, and now audiences can view this Penny Woolcock-directed production during a special, one-night-only, summer encore.
7 p.m. June 21. Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX, 7600 Katy Freeway. Price varies by location; visit fathomevents.com for participating venues. $13.53.
In Les Pêcheurs de Perles, soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. Tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien are her suitors, who sing the rapturous duet “Au fond du temple saint,” adored by opera fans worldwide. Director Penny Woolcock explores enduring themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly depicts the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia., and conductor Gianandrea Noseda breathes new life in to Bizet’s lush score.
The enduring themes of love, betrayal and vengeance always make for great drama, and they're part of the reason