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Les pêcheurs de perles

The Pearl Fishers
Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)
Opera in three acts
Sung in French, with surtitles in German and English.
Libretto by Michel Carré and Eugène Cormon
Premiere: 1863 in Paris
A production by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Opéra National de Lille and Les Théatres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Sa, 03.05.2025
International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
After sold-out performances in Belgium, Luxembourg and France, the acclaimed production by the FC Bergman theatre collective is coming to Wiesbaden! In a clever twist, the exotic coastal landscape of Ceylon's pearl fishermen is transformed into a retirement home. Memories of adventure, jealousy and love crash like waves into the dull everyday existence of the home and become blurred. Bizet's spell-binding music is performed by an extraordinary cast: Elena Tsallagova, one of the most exciting sopranos of her generation, has enjoyed success from Salzburg to Berlin; Belgian tenor Marc Laho as Nadir and Kartal Karagedik as Zurga are in international demand for the Italian and French repertoire.


Conductor Chin-Chao Lin
Direction / Stage Design FC Bergman
Costume Design Judith van Herck
Lighting Design FC Bergman
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Leïla Elena Tsallagova
Nadir Marc Laho
Zurga Kartal Karagedik
Nurabad Eugene Richards
Chor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden


Premiere | International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30
International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30