Join conductor Oliver Prezant for the Santa Fe Opera's Spotlight Series – five fun, informative talks on the Santa Fe Opera's 2019 season. Each 90-minute presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and each looks at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, these engaging, accessible presentations will increase your enjoyment and understanding of opera and enrich your experience in Santa Fe this summer.
The Pearl Fishers, by George Bizet
Who's Your Buddy? Love and Friendship in an Island Paradise
Sure you hunt tigers and panthers, and sure, you and your best friend both love the same girl. But he's the king, and you just got caught kissing her. Uh-oh. Bizet's debut as a composer of French opera is exotic, melodic, and, I daresay, aquatic! We'll look at a few other operatic examples of lovers in trouble to see where The Pearl Fishers fits in the greater scheme of things.
Oliver Prezant has presented lectures and education programs for the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Opera Southwest, Chamber Music Albuquerque, and many other organizations. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of music.
For more information on this Season's operas, plesae visit the Santa Fe Opera website