Opera meets reality show in this intelligent, cuttingedge production starring John Osborn and Dmitry Korchak
This other great title by the composer of Carmen takes us from ancient Sri Lanka to a 21st-century reality show while encapsulating the fascination of the Far East. It returns to the Liceu in a brilliant production by the young stage director Lotte de Beer. Les pêcheurs de perles centers on a love triangle in a religious setting. This version makes an unquestionably modern reinterpretation of the plot while respecting the inherent subtext. The chorus is always present, symbolizing the transition from tolerance to violence in the ethereal atmosphere conjured up by George Bizet's distinctive and delicate yet exuberant score.
Les pêcheurs de perles
Opera in three acts. Libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. World premiere: 30/09/1863 at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris. First Barcelona performance: 29/10/1887 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 13/12/1964. Number of Liceu performances: 41.
- Yves Abel
- Stage director
- Lotte de Beer
- Dorike van Genderen
- Set design
- Marouscha Levy
- Jorine van Beek
- Alex Brok
- Finn Ross
- Stage director assistant
- Albert Estany
- Stage director assistant
- Noèlia Rua
- Video assistant
- Alex Uragallo
- Theater an der Wien
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
- Chorus director
- Conxita Garcia
- Kai Gleusteen
- Musical director assistant
- Pedro Pardo
- Musical assistants
- Rodrigo de Vera, Pau Casan and Jaume Tribó
|Leila||Ekaterina Bakanova||13th,16th,19th,22th,24th May|
|Olga Kulchynska||14th,17th,20th,23th,25th May|
|Nadir||John Osborn||13th,16th,19th,22th,24th May|
|Dmitry Korchak||14th,17th,20th,23th,25th May|
|Zurga||Michael Adams||13th,16th,19th,22th,24th May|
|Borja Quiza||14th,17th,20th,23th,25th May|
|Nourabad||Fernando Radó||13th,16th,17th,19th,20th,22th,23th,25th May|
|Federico De Michelis||14th,24th May|
|13||Monday||20:00||Turn A||Fee 5|
|14||Tuesday||20:00||Turn PA||Fee 6|
|16||Thursday||20:00||Turn B||Fee 4|
|17||Friday||20:00||Turn PC||Fee 4|
|19||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||Fee 4|
|20||Monday||20:00||Turn H||Fee 6|
|22||Wednesday||20:00||Turn D||Fee 5|
|23||Thursday||20:00||Turn PE||Fee 5|
|24||Friday||20:00||Turn E||AD||Fee 4|
|25||Saturday||20:00||Turn C||Fee 4|
First act 50m
Second Act 35m
Third act 33m
Approximate running time 2h 35m
Information of Interest
Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.
Monday 6 May at 7.30pm
Foyer (enter through c/ Sant Pau)
Reasons not to miss'LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES'
- The other great title by the composer of Carmen.
- The return to the Liceu of two great tenors: John Osborn and Dmitry Korchak.
- Young stage director Lotte de Beer makes her debut at the Liceu.
- A drama about religion and love against the background of a reality show.