The Pearl Fishers

We are delighted to announce our new production for 2017, Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’. In this moving tale set in Ceylon, two men’s vow of friendship is threatened by their obsession with the same woman, a beautiful priestess, who battles to suppress her feelings of love in order to uphold her sacred oath.  Directed by former Scottish Opera young artist Lissa Lorenzo, a star-studded cast is led by Monica McGhee, who was part of the internationally successful opera group, Amore. Welsh tenor Thomas Kinch returns to Opera Bohemia in the role of Nadir, with Scotland’s Douglas Nairne and Michael MacKinnon as Zurga and Nourabad, completing the cast.  The production also features the company’s first professional chamber chorus, and is accompanied by the Opera Bohemia Ensemble under the baton of Alistair Digges for some performances and in a special arrangement for solo violin and piano for others. With beautiful melodies, rousing choruses and opera’s most famous duet, this promises to be a magical night at the opera. Sung in French with English Surtitles, running time approximately 2 hours.

Leila – Monica McGhee
Nadir – Thomas Kinch
Zurga – Douglas Nairne
Nourabad – Michael MacKinnon







Chamber Chorus:
Stephanie Stanway
Chrisni Mendis
Stephanie Maitland
Lynn Bellamy
Christian Schneeberger
Conor Smith
Nicholas Cowie
Christopher Dollins

Musical Director – Alistair Digges
Opera Bohemia Ensemble
Solo Violin (and leader) – Feargus Hetherington
Piano – Geoffrey Tanti
Director – Lissa Lorenzo
Designer – Magnus Popplewell

Venues & Dates

Tuesday 25th July 7.30pm
Ayr Gaiety Theatre
01292 288235

Wednesday 26th July 8pm
Strathpeffer Pavilion
01997 420 124
Tickets also at Junes Card Shop, Dingwall High Street

Friday 28th July 7.30pm
Lossiemouth Town Hall
Tickets also at Buckley’s Newsagent, Lossiemouth

Saturday 29th July 7.30pm
Dundee, Whitehall Theatre
01382 434940

Wednesday 16th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1EH
Tickets available at Adam Smith Theatre Box Office
In person or by telephoning 01592 583302

Thursday 17th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)
Dumfries, Theatre Royal
01387 253383

Saturday 19th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)
Lanark Memorial Hall
01555 667999

Sunday 20th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)
Glasgow, St John’s-Renfield Church
22 Beaconsfield Road, G12 0NY
0141 332 5057

Tuesday 22nd August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)
Edinburgh, St Cuthbert’s Church
5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EP
0131 226 0000

Wednesday 23rd August (orchestral performance)
Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre
01786 466666

Friday 25th August 7.30pm
Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre
01475 723723

Saturday 26th August 7.30pm
Aberdeen Arts Centre
01224 641122