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The Pearl Fishers

French, English Language Edition

By Georges Bizet

French, English Language Edition. Composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Complete Score. Kalmus Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Score. 204 pages. Kalmus Classic Edition #00-K06071. Published by Kalmus Classic Edition (AP.K06071).

Item Number: AP.K06071

ISBN 9780769245966. French.

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 Theatre 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.

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  • February 06, 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 is very obtrusively typed into and around the French. There are stage directions, also obtrusive, that take outrageous liberties not warranted by the original material. If you can find another vocal score, go for that one instead! I have seen other Kalmus vocal scores be equally bad. Only because I can find no other score am I keeping this one. If there were a G. Schirmer score available for this title, that'd be the one to get.

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