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Pêcheurs de perles, Les (‘The Pearl Fishers’)locked

  • Hugh Macdonald

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Opéra in three acts by georges Bizet to a libretto by eugène Cormon and michel Carré ; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 30 September 1863.

Les pêcheurs de perles, which Bizet composed very rapidly in the summer of 1863 when he was 24, was his second opera to be staged but probably the sixth he had composed. It was commissioned by Carvalho for the Théâtre Lyrique, and the contract was signed in early ...

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