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The Sunday Opera: Georges Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" from the Chicago Lyric Opera

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We’ll travel to Sri Lanka for this week’s Sunday Opera (6/17 3:00 p.m.) and a production of Georges Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” from the Chicago Lyric Opera.  This story of desire, friendship, and sacrifice which includes one of the most famous and beloved tenor/baritone duets, “Au fond du temple saint,” stars Mariusz Kwiecien, Matthew Polenzani, and Andrea Silvestrelli with Sir Andrew Davis conducting.  

Join Michael Kownacky after the opera for more music of Bizet including a charming set of piano pieces titled Trois Esquisses Musicales, his Symphony in C major, and the complete incidental music for the play, “L’Arlesienne” with speaker, chorus, and orchestra. 

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.