Les pecheurs de perles has been produced in each Bulgarian opera
house since the 1927 premier in Sofia. Between 1955 and 1995 it has proven to
be popular in Ruse, Stara Zagora, Varna, Plovdiv, Burgas and Pleven in addition
to Sofia. The performance presented here monaurally by the Ruse Opera in 1957
features Nikolai Zdravkov as Nadir, Kiril Krastev as Zurga and Penka Marinova
as Leila, all singing in Bulgarian.