The Royal Opera House

Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles CD (Pierre Dervaux)

Les Pêcheurs de perles is known above all for its magnificent duet for tenor and baritone. Here, that celebrated number is set in the context of a complete performance that expresses the very essence of Gallic style. Pierre Dervaux leads the forces of the Opéra-Comique and a cast of emblematic French singers of the post-War era. They are joined by Nicolai Gedda – Swedish-born, but characteristically and idiomatically elegant as the romantic hero Nadir.

Composer: Georges Bizet
Nadir: Nicolai Gedda
Leila: Janine Micheau
Zurga: Ernest Blanc
Nourabad: Jaques Mars

Choeurs et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique,
Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
Running Time: 103.85 mins
Year: 1961