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The Pearl Fishers

Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00PM
Muriel Kauffman Theatre

<em>The Pearl Fishers</em>

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The Pearl Fishers

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Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 2:00 PM

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Composer: Georges Bizet | Librettists: Eugene Cormon & Michel Carre
Conductor: Antony Walker | Director: Andrew Sinclair 
Production Designer: Zandra Rhodes


Two old friends, one a simple pearl diver and the other a powerful island chieftain, are unexpectedly reunited with the woman whose beauty nearly destroyed their friendship. This "goddess among us" is a veiled priestess who wards off storms and evil spirits through a life of solitude and celibacy. To break her vow means certain death, but she and the young pearl diver fan the flames of a fiery forbidden love anyway. That when the storm really hits the sand.

The chieftain, picking through what's left of his village and his heart, must condemn both his best friend and greatest desire to death. But the priestess has one final trick left up her sari.

This sensuous staging of Bizet's exotic pre-Carmen classic explodes with expressive patterns and extravagant colors created by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

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