This major new Urtext edition of Bizet's classic opera is a reconstruction of Bizet's original intentions as indicated in the vocal score he himself prepared in 1864. With the original French text and an English translation by David Parry, and supported by complete orchestral material, this is both an authoritative and practical edition:
Includes information derived from documentation of French productions of Bizet's time - aspects not preserved in the scores or librettos at the time, nor represented in other current editions.
A comprehensive preface provides fascinating background information to the edition and practical guidance to the performance of Les Pecheurs de Perles. ISMN: 979-0-57701-035-9
Long known inaccurately as 'Vespers', this masterpiece draws on Orthodox chant and the performance tradition of Russian folk music. This edition offers a new transliteration of the Church Slavonic text. For the first time an audio pronunciation guide is provided online.