Premiere at Wilminktheater The Netherlands, Jan 23-Feb 10, 2015 / Photo by Marco Borggreve

Nadir and Zurga, two pearl fishers from Sri Lanka, both fell in love with Leïla. Years ago she disappeared out of their lives. When high priest Nourabad introduces a new temple servant, Nadir immediately recognizes 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.