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The Pearl Fishers, 2016, Solve Sundsbo

A moving tale of friendship tested by love, The Pearl Fishers centres on a painful love triangle  exploring themes of desire, longing, loss and religious strictures. The famous friendship duet (‘Au fond du temple saint’), performed by Zurga and Nadir, is one of opera’s most famous and instantly recognisable arias.
Penny Woolcock’s staging returned in 2016 with Roland Boer conducting. Set in a Sri Lankan shantytown, the production features impressive designs and a mesmerising underwater paradise.