The Pearl Fishers at the London Coliseum

London Coliseum, London

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The Pearl Fishers returns to the London Coliseum.

Penny Woolcock’s spectacular staging of Bizet’s early masterpiece returns to the ENO stage.

Full of colourful orchestration, evocative choruses and beautiful melodies, including its much-loved friendship duet, The Pearl Fishers is a moving tale of friendship tested by love.

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.

The Pearl Fishers runs from 19 October 2016 until 2 December 2016 at the London Coliseum.


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.


Conducted by Roland Böer. Directed by Penny Woolcock with Set Design by Dick Bird, Costume Design by Kevin Pollard, Lighting Design by Jennifer Schriever, Choreography by Andrew Dawson, Video Design by Fifty-nine productions and translation by Martin Fitzpatrick.


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Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 2 December 2016
Special notes

Running time: 2hrs 20mins

Age restrictions: No under 5's

Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

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