Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles
By Dario Solari, Dmitry Korchak, Gabriele Ferro, Orchestra, Coro e Corpo di Ballo del Teatro di San Carlo, Patrizia Ciofi, and Roberto Tagliavini. By Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Sound type: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0. Classical. Bluray. Published by C Major Entertainment (NX.719604).
Item Number: NX.719604
Primary language: French; Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean.
The name Bizet means so much more than just Carmen! In his Les Pecheurs de perles, lovers of lush airs and ensembles will find everything their hearts desire. The storyline, a classic love triangle, pits the best friends Zurga and Nadir against each other, when the girl they both love arrives in their fishing village - as a priestess sworn to chastity. Her arrival gives rise to jealousy and moral dilemmas, but also to such lustrous melodies as the tenor's "Je crois entendre encore" - one of the most popular tenor melodies of all - and the immortal baritone-tenor duet "Au fond du temple saint". The exoticism of the opera's setting - amid sand dunes on a beach in ancient Ceylon - is conveyed with great flair. "I have rarely seen a production as beautiful and faithful to the music," writes Paolo Isotta of Corriere della sera.
- Patrizia Ciofi (Leila)
- Dmitry Korchak (Nadir)
- Dario Solari (Zurga)
- Roberto Tagliavini (Nourabad)