Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles on Blu-ray & DVD from The Metropolitan Opera

Matthew Polenzani’s “poignently believable” (The New York Times) performance as Nadir in a new Metropolitan Opera production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles can now be enjoyed on a new Met Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release, available for pre-order immediately & for purchase on February 24 ( The cast includes Diana Damrau as the priestess Leïla, Mariusz Kwiecień sings Zurga, and Nicolas Testé is Nourabad. Gianandrea Noseda leads the Met Opera Orchestra on this recording, with a premiere staging from director Penny Woolcock.

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