One of the interests that Dom and I have shared our entire married life is the Opera. We have been very fortunate to go to operas at some of the greatest opera houses in the world and have witnessed performances by some of the world’s finest singers.
For the last few years we have been going to the Met Opera in HD when it is broadcast on Saturday afternoons. These are live streaming performances from the Metropolitan Opera. Today we were fortunate enough to see Bizet’s, The Pearl Fishers. This opera has not been performed at the Met in 100 years.
It opened with the orchestra’s overture. The stage was magically transformed into the ocean with pearl fishers swimming.
It was absolutely mesmerizing. The stage was then transformed into a pearl fishing village and one of the most beautiful tenor/baritone duets is sung. One of the things that makes this duet so outstanding that it is about the love between the two friends.
Unfortunately, the friendship is soon to be sorely tested by the arrival of a priestess to the village who becomes both of their love interest.
Fortunately, after very many trials, friendship prevails and the opera end well with no one losing their life. This I might add is highly unusual.
If you get a chance, there is a repeat of this performance at some movie theaters that carry these Fathom Events. It is on Wednesday Evening of next week. It is a must see.