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Opera in the Domain 2012 Sydney: The Pearlfishers

January 28, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

Mazda Opera in the Domain.  Opera Australia’s finest talent will perform Bizet’s The Pearlfishers in a free public performance.

  • 28 January 2012 – 8pm
  • FREE – bring your picnic and get set for a wonderful night under the stars

Opera in the Domain is sponsored by Mazda and is one of Sydney’s great free events in the Domain.  Bring your picnic rug, low chair, your picnic, drinks, kids, friends even aunt Alice.

The Pearlfishers passionate tale of love, lust and jealousy with its sweeping drama and colourful spectacle that brings to life Bizet’s exotic imaginings of ancient Ceylon.

Opera in the Domain in 2012 sees a  lavish production by Anne-Margaret Pettersson of The Pearlfishers telling the story of two fishermen (Nadir and Zurga), who are both in love with the same priestess. They agree they must forsake that love for the sake of their friendship, until the priestess, Leila, unexpectedly arrives in the village.

Nadir and Leila soon declare their love for each other and Zurga becomes jealous and angry. A simple yet moving story of a love triangle set to a lush, melodious score.

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