The Met's “The Pearl Fishers” shines on the big screen
The Metropolitan Opera brings “The Pearl Fishers” to the stage for the first time since its original production in 1916. This is the classic tale of two men who fall in love with the same woman, a development that tests their friendship. (A love triangle in an opera? Say it isn’t so.)
Nadir and Zurga swear to forget Leila, the Hindu priestess, who has come to the village to bless the pearl fishers. Together they sing “Au Fond du Temple Saint” (“At The Back of the Holy Temple”), one of the most beloved and well-known duets in Western opera.
But turmoil ultimately erupts on both land and sea as two fall in love and one seeks revenge after the friendship oath is broken.
With lush sets and extravagant costumes, soaring instruments and heartbreaking voices, the Met never fails to satisfy even the most novice opera-goer. If you can’t visit in person, the live cinema in HD is the next best thing.
There will be two showings at Carmike's East Ridge 18 theaters: Saturday at 12:55 p.m. and on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.