The Pearl Fishers returned to ENO in 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
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)