Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Pearl Fishers Sure Gets Around

From the tooting our own horn department:

Bizet's The Pearl Fishers opened this weekend at Washington National Opera in the wonderful Zandra "Princess of Pinkness" Rhodes production that originated here in San Diego (that's one of her original costume sketches).

This production was Zandra's second production for us, she designed her first opera, The Magic Flute, in 2001 and has since gone one to design Aida for Houston Grand Opera and ENO.

I've always been a fan of this production as it takes a simple story and a mediocre opera (hey, it's my opinion) and elevates it into a magical night of musical theatre. It appears I'm not alone in this observation.

Next stop for this production, Opera Colorado, and should this production keep up its current rental pace, eventually to a city near you.

- Edward


OperaMan said...

I saw this in San Francisco and could not agree more -- a second tier opera elevated to sheer bliss. Although a bare chested Charles didn't hurt either. Is she working on anything else for you?

San Diego Opera said...


No. Not anything at the moment. If you're a fan of Charles be sure to check out Hunkentenor mentioned in the Bringing Sexy Back to Opera post. We got your back... ;-)