The Pearl Fishers
Opera festival 2022
The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
2 hours 30 minutes, 2 intermission (1 minute) minutesLanguage
In French, surtitles in Czech, EnglishPremiere
December 13, 2019
Moravian Theatre Olomouc Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
The Pearl Fishers Opera is considered to be the second best in Bizet's work by many critics. It employs Indian ethnic music motifs which makes it very original piece of work. It is sometimes referred to as the "colonial opera". In the environment of Ceylon (now referred as Sri Lanka), it is a story of two friends that become implacable enemies for the sake of a woman.
Colourful musical instrumentation and the exotic theme of the story are typical for European romanticism, however undoubtedly attractive also today for contemporary opera fans.
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
Buffets at the Estates Theater
No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!
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