Perfect for voice – 9 arias from Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles

Final scene of Act 1 of 'The Pearl Fishers' by Bizet - Gallica (adjusted)Georges Bizet’s three act opera, Les pêcheurs de perles, was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris in 1863. Les pêcheurs de perles had 18 performances in its initial run.

Here are nine arias from Les pêcheurs de perles, with perfect for voice type indications, links to the full IPA text, as well as recommended listening links.

Learn more about Les pêcheurs de perles on wikipedia here, and more about Georges Bizet here.

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Au fond du temple saint… Oui, c’est elle!, Duet of Zurga and Nadir from the opera Les pêcheurs de perles

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Listen to Roberto Alagna & Bryn Terfel –

Perfect for Soprano: Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre, Lëila’s aria

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Listen to Pilar Lorengar –

Perfect for Tenor: De mon amie, Nadir’s aria

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Listen to Giuseppe di Stefano –

Perfect for Tenor: Des savanes et des forêts, Nadir’s aria

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Listen to Ugo Benelli –

Perfect for Tenor: Je crois entendre encore, Nadir’s aria

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Listen to Alfredo Kraus –

Perfect for Soprano: O Dieu Brahma, Lëila’s scene with chorus

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Listen to Martha Angelici –

Perfect for Baritone: L’orage s’est calmé… O Nadir, tendre ami de mon jeune age, Zurga’s aria

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Listen to Renato Bruson –

Perfect for Baritone: Si tu restes fidèle, Zurga’s aria

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Perfect for Baritone: Une femme inconnue, Zurga’s aria

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Listen to André Heyboer –

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