The opera The Pearl Fishermen, directed by Neivas Ortega and featuring set direction by Fernando Meirelles, is now available on the platforms VOD iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo on Demand and NOW, through O2 Play, O2’s distribution arm. This work was recorded in September, 2015 at the Theater of Peace in Belém, Pará. The production was transmitted live to 17 cinemas throughout the country.
An early opera by the French master Georges Bizet, The Pearl Fishermen is a repertory work and is a prototype of the pre-impressionist French School. The plot centers around two characters: Zurga, played by the baritone Leonardo Neiva, and Nadir, played by the tenor Fernando Portari, who dispute the love of the same woman, the beautiful priestess Leila, played by soprano Camila Titinger. Rounding out the group of soloists is the bass singer from Para, Andrey Mira.
The opera’s available on the platforms listed below: