Opera Hamilton

The Pearl Fishers


The Pearl Fishers

(Les pêcheurs de perles) Georges Bizet

Sat. March 9, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Tues. March 12, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Thurs. March 14, 2013 – 8:00 pm
Sat. March 16, 2013 – 2:00 pm

A mysterious woman. The breaking of vows.

Travel to an exotic island where a veiled priestess rouses the passion and jealousy of a fisherman and his king. Hear Au fond du temple saint — opera’s most famous duet in its powerful dramatic context. Experience the early genius of the same man who composed Carmen.

Productions of Pearl Fishers have increased greatly as the public have discovered and come to love Bizet’s moving and enchanting early jewel. Two‑time Grammy Award winner Brett Polegato sings the role of Zurga, and Canada’s own beautiful voice, soprano Virginia Hatfield is the exotic Leïla.