Two friends love the same mysterious woman. Will turmoil follow in her wake?
The life-long friendship of Nadir and Zurga has survived their precarious existence on the treacherous sea-shore. But with the arrival of Leïla, a grave threat to the bond between them is about to be unveiled. Can their friendship survive? Only if one of them is willing to sacrifice all. A moving tale of friendship tested by love, The Pearl Fishers explores the themes of desire, longing, loss and religious strictures. Bizet’s early masterpiece is full of colourful orchestration, evocative choruses and beautiful melodies, including its much-loved friendship duet. Penny Woolcock’s spectacular staging returns to the ENO stage. Set in a Sri Lankan shanty town, the production features impressive designs and a mesmerising underwater paradise. Conductor Roland Böer leads a cast that includes Claudia Boyle as Leïla, tenor Robert McPherson as Nadir and baritone Jacques Imbrailo as Zurga. Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes, including an interval. All ticket prices for The Pearl Fishers are inclusive of booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.