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:
- $80.00 - $195.00
- Our Price:
- $48.00 - $117.00
Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. 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.