Saturday 19 August
Opera Bohemia present
Pearl Fishers (Bizet)
Scotland’s Opera Bohemia returns to Lanark with Bizet’s masterpiece ‘The Pearl Fishers’. In this moving tale set in Ceylon, two men’s vow of friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess, who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her sacred oath.
Directed by former Scottish Opera young artist Lissa Lorenzo, the star-studded cast is led by Monica McGhee, who was part of the internationally successful opera group, Amore. Welsh tenor Thomas Kinch returns to Opera Bohemia in the role of Nadir, with Scotland’s Douglas Nairne and Michael MacKinnon as Zurga and Nourabad, completing the cast. The production also features the company’s first professional chamber chorus, and is accompanied by the Opera Bohemia Ensemble under the baton of Alistair Digges.
With beautiful melodies, rousing choruses and opera’s most famous duet, this promises to be a magical night at the opera.
“This company is a wealth of extraordinary fresh talent” (The List)
“One of the most exciting new opera companies in the country” (The Herald)
“A breath of fresh air on the operatic circuit” (The Courier)
Tickets: £15.00 all tickets
Sung in French with English Surtitles
Running time approximately 2 hours