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Overview


Synopsis

A tale of love, betrayal, and sacrifice, The Pearl Fishers centers around two friends, Nadir and Zurga, who vow to never let the love of a woman come between them and destroy their friendship. A mysterious priestess arrives to Ceylon, and Nadir recognizes her as his long lost love, Leïla, whom Zurga also loves. Torn once again, Nadir must choose between the oath he made to his friend and the love of his life. Nadair and Leïla give in, but are caught, enraging Zurga who sends them to their deaths. At the last minute, remorseful, Zurga sacrifices himself, burns down the village, and allows the lovers to flee.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Music:
Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1863
Genres
Drama, Romance
Time & Place
ceylon, ancient times
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
professional, regional, university, low budget
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

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