theaters Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Passion. Betrayal. Vengeance. Just another day in paradise.
Two old friends, one a simple pearl diver and the other a powerful island chieftain, are unexpectedly reunited with the woman whose beauty nearly destroyed their friendship. This "goddess among us" is a veiled priestess who wards off storms and evil spirits through a life of solitude and celibacy. To break her vow means certain death, but she and the young pearl diver fan the flames of a fiery forbidden love anyway. This sensual staging of Bizet's exotic pre-Carmen classic explodes with expressive patterns and extravagant colors created by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.
Subscriptions on sale now. Single tickets on sale July 9.
*Photos by Elise Bakketun courtesy of Seattle Opera.