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Pearl Fishers 2017Opera Bohemia

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Scotland's professional touring company Opera Bohemia will be giving a dozen performances through the summer of their new staging of Bizet's popular romantic piece The Pearl Fishers. It is a few decades since this attractive opera was last performed professionally in Scotland.

It would be difficult to imagine this, of all, works, without a chorus, and a professional chamber team of eight singers has been recruited. Some are still at the Conservatoire and are already excellent performers in their own right - sopranos Stephanie Stanway and Chrisni Mendis; altos Stephanie Maitland and Lynn Bellamy; tenors Christian Schneeberger and Connor Smith; basses Nicholas Cowie and Jack Sandison.

As usual, the orchestral score has been reduced to a duo of piano (Geoffrey Tanti) and violin (Feargus Hetherington). At some performances a small group of musicians, the Opera Bohemia Ensemble, will play. There are several familiar names - Alistair Digges conducts and Douglas Nairne, the company's other co-founder, sings Zurga. Welsh tenor Thomas Kinch is welcome back, while the soprano and bass are perhaps less familiar.

Performance Cast

Nadir a fisherman, friend of Zurga

Thomas Kinch

Zurga leader of the fishermen

Douglas Nairne

Léïla a priestess of Brahma

Monica McGhee

Nourabad High Priest of Brahma

Michael MacKinnon

Performance DatesPearl Fishers 2017

Map List

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr | Ayr

25 Jul, 19.30

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Strathpeffer Pavilion | Strathpeffer

26 Jul, 19.30

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Town Hall, Lossiemouth | Lossiemouth

28 Jul, 19.30

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Whitehall Theatre | Dundee

29 Jul, 19.30

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Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy | Kirkcaldy

16 Aug, 19.30

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Theatre Royal, Dumfries | Dumfries

17 Aug, 19.30

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Memorial Hall, Lanark | Lanark

19 Aug, 19.30

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St John's Renfield Church | Glasgow

20 Aug, 19.30

To book call 0844 811 9776

St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Aug, 19.30

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MacRobert Arts Centre | Stirling

23 Aug, 19.30

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Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock | Greenock

25 Aug, 19.30

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Aberdeen Arts Centre | Aberdeen

26 Aug, 19.30

To book call 01224 635208

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