Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival – ‘Les Pêcheurs de Perles’

On September 5, audiences in NYC can enjoy a free outdoor screening of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles from The Metropolitan Opera, starring Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, with Diana Damrau as Leïla and Mariusz Kwiecień as Zurga.

Enjoy a video preview of Mr. Polenzani singing “Je crois entendre encore,” with his performance heralded by critics as having “… both power and elegance, and delivering his difficult aria, “Je crois entendre encore” with meltingly beautiful legato, attention to the text that would make a Lieder singer proud, and ravishing mezza voce, including a pianissimo high C near the aria’s close.” (Bachtrack)

Image: Ken Howard / The Metropolitan Opera