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The Pearl Fishers returned to ENO in 2016

21/10/2016

MET Pearl Fishers Overture seg 2015 from Andrew Dawson on Vimeo.

The Pearl Fishers

“The opening underwater sequence, of pearl fishers swimming slowly down from the flies, for instance, is unforgettable.” The Guardian

Revived at the end of last year at ENO www.eno.org/fishers

New York MET Opera opened Dec 31st 2015

www.metopera.org/Season/2015-16-Season

www.nytimes.com

A short film on how we made the overture.
Director Penny Woolcock

Design Dick Bird

Choreography Andrew Dawson

Opening with a mesmerising underwater sequence, this is a visually stunning production, set against the backdrop of a shanty town community on an exotic island. Acclaimed film-maker Penny Woolcock returns to ENO to direct this update of her 2010 production of The Pearl Fishers. Her previous forays into opera include her widely-praised staging of John Adams’s Doctor Atomicat ENO and the Metropolitan Opera.

A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York

The Pearl Fishers is sung  in English | Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including 1 interval)