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Les Pêcheurs de Perles Live in HD this Saturday

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Diana Damrau as the priestess Leïla in 'Les Pêcheurs de Perles'.

The Met's acclaimed new production of Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been staged by the company in a century, will be transmitted live in HD for the first time on Saturday, January 16 at Carib 5.

Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Penny Woolcock, Bizet's sweeping romance tells the story of a beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Diana Damrau leads the cast as the priestess Leila, opposite Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, and Nicolas Teste as the high priest Nourabad. Highlights of the score include Au fond du temple saint, perhaps the best-known duet for two male voices in the operatic repertory.