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The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers ~ Signature Event

Dayton Opera Season Finale with Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

PREMIUM $94
A TIER $89
B TIER $68
C TIER $38
Senior, Teacher & Military Discounts:
Subtract $2 from P, A, B & C
Must show valid, current ID

Student Prices:
$24 for any Tier
$15 rush, day of performance
Valid for full-time students of any age. Must show valid picture ID at Ticket Center Stage box office.

SCHUSTER CENTER DIRECTIONS

   8:00 pm Friday, April 17, 2015
   3:00 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pre-performance Talk
one hour before performances in the Mead Theatre
Pre-performance Opera Bites before performances in the Wintergarden

A DPAA SIGNATURE EVENT

Read a synopsis of The Pearl Fishers here

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Music by GEORGES BIZET
Libretto by MICHEL CARRÉ and EUGÈNE CORMON

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor 
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer
FENLON LAMB stage director

Pearl_Fishers_CastCHLOÉ OLIVIA MOORE* soprano – Leila
VICTOR RYAN ROBERTSON* tenor – Nadir
MATTHEW WORTH baritone – Zurga
KENNETH SHAW bass – Nourabad
DAYTON OPERA CHORUS Jeffrey Powell, Chorus Master
DAYTON BALLET and DAYTON PHILHARMONIC

*Dayton Opera debut

IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
APPROXIMATE RUN TIMES
Act I, 49 min | First intermission, 18 min
Act II, 34 min | Second intermission, 12 min
Act III, 30 min 

The life of French composer Georges Bizet reveals a central irony.

Raised by musical parents, his own outstanding gifts became evident from the tender age of nine. A composer of immense ability, he possessed a special attraction to and talent for the theatrical stage. In his all-too-short 37 years he produced a tremendous amount of significant work, including the operas Carmen and The Pearl Fishers.

Yet, brilliant as his works are, none achieved real success in his lifetime. Today we know and appreciate his individual genius and special touch. The Pearl Fishers was conceived after the youthful composer returned from a joyful trip to Italy. He came back brimming with inspiration. As he said of the experience and Italian music in general, ". . . my sensual nature lets itself be gripped by that music, which is at once facile, lazy, amorous, lascivious, and passionate."

Those new influences found their way into The Pearl Fishers, a stirring tale set in the Ceylon of antiquity. As one might expect, there's a love triangle, irony, torrid emotion, and above all, beautiful melody and singing.

As always, Artistic Director Thomas Bankston has carefully selected the cast, matching each perfectly to the roles at hand. The aim is to bring all the drama of Bizet's creation to light.

The ravishing score is performed by the Dayton Philharmonic. As with the DPAA's two other season Signature Events, the Dayton Ballet joins us on stage. Karen Russo Burke's choreography is sure to illustrate the exotic setting and island culture of The Pearl Fishers.


THANK YOU 

DPAA Innovation Partner DP&L Foundation – Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts WEBSITE
Signature Sponsor Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts WEBSITE
Principal Sponsor ELM Foundation
Principal Sponsor Opera Guild of Dayton WEBSITE
Principal Sponsor The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation
Principal Sponsor Harry A. Toulmin, Jr. and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund of The Dayton Foundation
Leadership Sponsor Emerson Climate Technologies WEBSITE 
Leadership Sponsor Gosiger, Inc. WEBSITE
Leadership Sponsor Dr. and Mrs. Edward N. Hughes/First Dayton CyberKnife WEBSITE 
Supporting Sponsor 10 Wilmington Place WEBSITE 
Supporting Sponsor One Lincoln Park WEBSITE 
Official Cast Party Host Dayton Racquet Club WEBSITE
Orchestral Music provided by The Jesse Philips Opera Fund of The Dayton Foundation WEBSITE
Dayton Opera Media Partner Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9 FM WEBSITE
Official Data Provider of the Dayton Opera and DPO DataYard WEBSITE
DPAA Communications Partner
One Call Now WEBSITE
Official Candy of the Dayton Opera Esther Price Candies WEBSITE
Surtitles provided by The Opera Guild of Dayton WEBSITE

ANNUAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Culture Works, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, and the Ohio Arts Council

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