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"Look how low Italy has sunk in the last five years. The man who writes her operas today is Verdi. They are really horrible..."
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Au fond du temple saint
from Act I of the French opera, Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Georges Bizet
Libretto : Michel Carré and Eugène Cormon
- Ensemble type : duet
- Performed by : Zurga (the king of the fishermen) and Nadir (a fisherman)
- Voice Parts : baritone, tenor Fachs : Zurga - dramatic baritone, Nadir - lyric tenor
- Synopsis : Nadir and Zurga have reunited after Nadir has been wandering in the jungle for years. At one time, Zurga and Nadir were friends but their friendship broke up over the Brahmin priestess Léïla, whom they both loved. They discuss their old grudges against each other but they declare that the strife their disagreements have caused in the past is no longer an impediment to their friendship.
- Sound file : none
- Translation and/or Aria Text : Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek.
- Recordings : Complete Opera
- Where to Find It : Score of opera - Classical Vocal Reprints, 1-800-298-7474. Catalog #33. Buy complete score online at Sheet Music Plus.
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