If You Think Opera Might Not Be Your Thing, Then We Challenge You to Think Twice!

At the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, everyone can have an opportunity to experience excellence. The Kauffman Center’s is to enrich the lives of everyone in our community through extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. This season, we are proud to present the production of “The Pearl Fishers” this Friday.

During “The Pearl Fishers”, 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.

To break her vow means certain death, but she and the young pearl diver fan the flames of a fiery forbidden love anyway. That’s when the storm really hits the sand. The chieftain, picking through what’s left of his village and his heart, must condemn both his best friend and his greatest desire. But the priestess has one final trick left up her sari.

This sensuous staging of Bizet’s exotic pre-Carmen classic explodes with expressive patterns and extravagant colors created by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. The Pearl Fishers will be sung in French, with English subtitles. Tickets start at $35.50-$169.50 plus applicable fees and may be purchased online at We can guarantee that you don’t want to miss it!

Jefferson on the Lake Apartments, providing the perfect balance of comfortable and convenient apartments in Olathe, Kansas, is helping spread the word about this special event happening in our community! We believe it’s in your best interest to attend with family and friends!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, May 3, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Kauffman Center
1601 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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