The Opera "Pearl Fishers "

The Pearl Fishers is an opera in three acts by Georges Bizet. It received its premiere on September 30, 1863 at the Théâtre-Lyrique in Paris.

Enjoy this "Opera Talk" documentary with Nick Reveles to learn more about this famous opera that centers around a love triangle of pearl fishers in Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka.

The tenor-baritone duet "Au fond du temple saint" duet was always top of listener's polls for the BBC's Your Hundred Best Tunes. It was also No 1. in ABC's "The Classic 100 Opera", a poll in which Australians voted for the one moment in opera they could not live without.

Read the entire article here about this duet topping Britain's favorite tune chart for over 20 years.

Take a close look at this lady's pearl necklaces! Lots of them.

Go to main pearl art page (Vermeer's paintings).


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