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AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Opera - The Pearl Fishers

Closed April 10, 2022

Breathtaking...an over-the-top display of eye-popping color.

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Why See Dallas Opera - The Pearl Fishers?

Classical & Opera

A good old-fashioned love triangle

Friendship is on the line in this lushly exotic precursor to Carmen in Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, presented with an all-star cast by the Dallas Opera, replete with spectacular sets and costumes. Although a rare addition to many opera company's seasons throughout the world, The Pearl Fishers is by no means an operatic dud. In fact with its sweeping arias, beautiful setting in the ancient world of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and central themes of love and loyalty, it is a shining gem from Bizet's early career.

What is the story?

On a beach in ancient Ceylon, lifelong friends Zurga and Nadir are reunited after nearly a year apart. The two pearl fishermen recount the event that first drove them apart - the fleeting glimpse of a priestess Leila, with whom both fell instantly in love. However, determined not to let their friendship go to waste, they had sworn never to quarrel over a woman again.

It's at this moment that a boat arrives on the shore, with a beautiful female temple girl sent to bless the fisherman before they set sail on their next treacherous journey. And it just so happens that the girl in question is Leila. As Nadir recognises her, his passions are inflamed once more and he sets about to pursue her, breaking the oath he swore with Zurga just moments before. Declaring his love for Leila results in an angry mob storming her temple. as they believe her to be desecrated and resulting in their sentence to execution by funeral pyre. But will Zurga overcome his jealousy enough to save his friend and true love?

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Opening night: 2 April 2022

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Photo by Niels van Altena on Unsplash

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You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Jon: “Beautiful performance with excellent cast”

I was so happy to hear this beautiful Pearl Fishers. The cast and chorus... more

Deborah: “Cruise ship island”

Loved the music and sets were outstanding! The chorus not so much. No... more

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