This Week

Georges Bizet’s opera “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (1863) is a classic example of nineteenth-century French exoticism: it paints a rosy picture of humble pearl fishers in the faraway land of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with a perfumed, Gallic-sounding score whose sweeping melodies delight the ear. But Penny Woolcock, who directs the Metropolitan Opera’s first staging of the work in a century, strips away some of the fantasy, transporting the action to an impoverished...

What feeling does this article give you?
Joy
Disgust
Fear
Anger
Sadness

#hashtags to follow:

Georges Bizet [+]    Les [+]    Perles [+]    Sri Lanka [+]    Gallic [+]    Penny Woolcock [+]    Metropolitan Opera [+]   

More #news: