Nadir and Zurga, two pearl fishers from Sri Lanka, fell both in love with Leïla. Years ago she disappeared out of their lives. When high priest Nourabad introduces a new temple servant, Nadir immediately recognize his youthful love in her. Nourabad forbids Leïla any human interaction under penalty of death.
De Parelvissers (The Pearl fishers) is a production of the Nederlandse Reisopera. The cast and artistic team of this opera exists mainly out of young talents. Two young singers play the role of Nadir and Zurga. The choreography by Jitti Chompee occupies a major place in this piece.Photos by Marco Borggreve