Les Pecheurs de Perles (DVD)

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Les Pecheurs de Perles (DVD)
Artists: Annick Massis, Yasu Nakajima, Luca Grassi, Luigi De Donato, Gheorghe Iancu
Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, NTSC
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Dynamic
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
Run Time: 122 minutes

History

Georges Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Few operas can match the sheer lyric beauty of Bizet’s youthful The Pearl Fishers. Critics at the time were not in favor of it but the audience was swept up in the ravishing score tinged with the allure of a mythical South Asian setting. The drama itself remains within the conventional standards of the day, with a love triangle complicated by the true friendship of the two men involved in it. Although not performed frequently, the opera successfully stands on its own when appreciated for its unique atmosphere, rather than compared to the composer’s later masterpiece, Carmen, or held up to modern notions of dramatic plausibility.

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