Introduction Gallery More info LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES 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. May 201913Monday20:00Turn AFee 514Tuesday20:00Turn P (PA)Fee 616Thursday20:00Turn BFee 417Friday20:00Turn PCFee 419Sunday17:00Turn TFee 420Monday20:00Turn HFee 622Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 523Thursday20:00Turn PEFee 524Friday20:00Turn EADFee 425Saturday20:00Turn CFee 4 First act 50m Interval 30m Second Act 35m Pause 5m Third act 33m Approximate running time 2h 35m John Osborn i Ekaterina Bakanova (© A. Bofill) Fernando Radó (© A. Bofill) Fernando Radó, John Osborn, Ekaterina Bakanova (© A. Bofill) Ekaterina Bakanova i Fernando Radó (© A. Bofill) Michael Adams i John Osborn (© A. Bofill) Michael Adams (© A. Bofill) Ekaterina Bakanova (© A. Bofill) Information of Interest Briefing session Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins. Q&A Monday 6 May at 7.30pm Foyer (enter through c/ Sant Pau) More info 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.