The Pearl Fishers. (Vocal Score (French, English Language Edition)). By Georges Bizet (1838-1875). For Voice. Complete Score. Kalmus Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Vocal Score. 204 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.K06071).
ISBN 076924596X. Masterwork; Romantic.
"The Pearl Fishers" is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet. It was first performed in September of 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera is a story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. This is the vocal score of the work, with French and English texts, and with piano accompaniment. 202 pages, 7 by 8 ½ inches.
Location: from New Hampshire
February 6, 2009
It's the only complete vocal score I could find...
...and it's not even complete. There are minutes and minutes of music missing, as compared to a recent live broadcast of the work. (Maybe there has been recent scholarship that added those minutes, but if so, it is not reflected in this score.) The English translation is not good, and...
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