Hello Everyone

The Pearl Fishers by French composer Georges Bizet opened the Spring opera season at The Detroit Opera House on Saturday, April 14th.  Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is sung in French with English translation projected above the stage..
The the theme of The Pearl Fishers is that friendship and loyalty are more important even though the two fisherman are both in love with Lelia, the high priestess of Brahmin performed by soprano Leah Partridge (attached photo with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble)
The lead male is Nadir performed by America tenor Noah Stewart  (photo below) and his friend Zurga performed by Panamanian-American baritone Nmoa Ford (attached photo)  This Pearl Fishers production is just as captivating and as Bizet’s infamous opera Carmen if not more so.

There are no videos or audios of perhaps the most famous tenor-baritone duet sung by the two fisherman included in this e-mail / blog post.   This production is definitely worth your money and time to see “Live” at The Detroit Opera House this week.  The “Free” 30 minute insightful and humorous “Opera Talks”  hosted by Dr. Wallace Peace one hour prior to performance is worth the price of admission alone.
David DiChiera, general manager and artistic director of The Detroit Opera House personally selected the cast because he stated “the performers should be attractive physically” with the story taking place on the ancient island of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).  David calls this production Ceylon to South Beach.
Remaining performances & website:
Opera Talks one hour before performance
Wed., April 18th – 7:30pm – Noah Stewart
Fri., April 20th    – 7:30pm
Sat., April 21st   – 730pm – Noah Stewart
Sun., April 22nd  – 2:30pm
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                                               American tenor 
              Noah Stewart 

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