Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers from Washington National Opera
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The last date listed for The Pearl Fishers was Wednesday October 1, 2008 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $69.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $41.00
American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of spirited dance to the Kennedy Center with their performance of Don Quixote. Matadors, gypsies and lively street scenes evoke a storybook Spain, with nonstop dancing to Ludwig Minkus' melodic score. The mixed rep shows include works by Fokine, (Les Sylphides, Gomes (Aftereffect) and Ashton (The Dream). For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Leslie Weisman
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Not perfect, but I'd like to see it retained in the repertoire. Beautifully sung overall, richly designed (the KC is said to sell knick-knacks modeled on the exotic, vibrantly colored decor and costumes), with some truly lovely music. If you're not into complete suspension of disbelief, don't go. But if you want a wholly "operatic" experience -- with all that implies -- from a rarely heard piece, this is the place to go.
Join Washington National Opera for Georges Bizet’s exotic feast for the eyes and ears. The prayers of the virgin priestess Leïla (Norah Amsellem) protect the fishermen of ancient Ceylon until Chief Zurga (Trevor Scheunemann) jealously condemns her and Nadir (Charles Castronovo) to death. When Zurga realizes that Leïla is the woman who once saved his life, he makes the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom and happiness. Acclaimed Italian conductor Giuseppe Grazioli makes his WNO debut.
In French with English supertitles.