Program


Les pêcheurs de perles

Les pêcheurs de perles

Georges Bizet
Les pêcheurs de perles

Performance by The St. Petersburg Chamber Opera

This is the first production of a work by Georges Bizet to be staged by the Saint Petersburg Chamber Opera. However, it was not the world-renowned Carmen that director Yuri Alexandrov chose for the company’s first effort, but rather the less famous but equally brilliant Les pêcheurs de perles.

“The Pearl Fishers” was the first opera that the young composer was commissioned to write by the Théâtre Lyrique, the main theatre of the French capital in the middle of the 19th century. It took Bizet only a few months to write the work. After the premiere, Hector Berlioz wrote that the score of the opera "contains a lot of fine expressive moments, full of fire and rich colour". Les pêcheurs de perles fascinates the audience with its melodic richness and dramatic expressiveness.
It is these properties of the musical score, as well as his passion for staging opera rarities, that attracted  Alexandrov, who is known for his extraordinary interpretations of opera plots.

General cast

Conductor
 
Maxim Valkov
 
Nadir
 
Vladislav Mazankin
 
Leïla
 
Olesya Gordeeva
 
Zurga
 
Vladimir Tselebrovszkiy
 
Nourabad
 
Andrei Zemskov
 
Featuring
 
St. Petersburg Chamber Opera's Orchestra and Chorus

 

Credits

Librettist
 
Michel Carré / Eugène Cormon
 
Director
 
Yuri Alexandrov
 
Set and costume designer
 
Vyacheslav Okunev
 
Lighting designer
 
Irina Vtornikova
 
Video designer
 
Mikhail Ushinin / Daniil Bakalin
 
Chorus director
 
Igor Pototskiy
 
Choreographer
 
Nadezhda Kalinina
 
Voice coach
 
Yana Zubova

 

Premiere
 
Dec. 19, 2015

 

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