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«The pearl fishermen» arrives with a new production at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires | Ópera Latinoamérica

«The pearl fishermen» arrives with a new production at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires

Los pescadores de perlas en el Teatro Colón

Georges Bizet’s opera, The Pearl Fishers, joins the lyrical season of Argentine theater with a new stage production by Michał Znaniecki and musical direction by Ramón Tebar. The six functions will take place until Tuesday, November 1.

 

Approaching the end of the 2022 Opera Season, the Teatro Colón will present the penultimate title of the year starting on Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m., The Pearl Fishers, the opera composed by Georges Bizet, with musical direction by Ramón Tebar, at the head of the Teatro Colón Stable Orchestra, and stage direction by Michał Znaniecki.

 

This new production of the Teatro Colón will have six performances on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Saturday 29 October at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 30 at 5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m.

 

The Pearl Fishers is one of Georges Bizet’s first operas. Composed more than a decade before Carmen, it was the work with which he made his way into French opera. The plot revolves around themes such as love, loyalty, friendship and individual sacrifice for the general welfare. His great fraternity duet, “Au fond du temple saint”, is one of the most famous fragments of French lyricism and the aria “Je crois entendre encore” is recognized for its sad nostalgic evocation. Although it is one of the titles in the usual repertoire of the main opera houses, it was performed at the Teatro Colón for the only time in the 1913 season.