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Bizet - The Pearl Fishers

A performance of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers given at the Theater an der Wien in November 2014. With soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Dmitry Korchak.

BizetThe Pearl Fishers
The Pearl Fishers is a compelling tale of a friendship tested as Zurga and Nadir set eyes on a consecrated virgin arriving on a canoe. Leila sings her oath of chastity and Zurga, as the fishermen's leader, promises her the most beautiful pearl if she keeps her oath - and death if she does not. But will the two be able to resist her charms?

Leila......Diana Damrau (soprano)
Nadir....Dmitry Korchak (tenor)
Zurga....Nathan Gunn (baritone)
Nourabad..Nicolas Teste (bass)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor)

Recorded at the Theater an der Wien in November 2014

c. 3.50pm
BeethovenPiano Concerto no 4
Garrick Ohlsson (piano),
Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    he Pearl Fishers Act 1

    Orchestra: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor. Singer: Nathan Gunn. Singer: Dmitry Korchak. Conductor: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi. Singer: Nicolas Testé. Singer: Diana Damrau.
  • Georges Bizet

    The Pearl Fishers Act 2

    Choir: Arnold Schoenberg. Singer: Nathan Gunn. Orchestra: Vienna Radio Orchestra. Singer: Dmitry Korchak. Conductor: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi. Singer: Nicolas Testé. Singer: Diana Damrau.
  • Georges Bizet

    The Pearl Fishers Act 3

    Orchestra: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor. Singer: Nathan Gunn. Singer: Dmitry Korchak. Conductor: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi. Singer: Nicolas Testé. Singer: Diana Damrau.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto no 4

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.

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