"Au fond du temple saint" from the opera "Les Pecheurs de Perles" (Tenor and Baritone, with piano accompaniment).
This new edition presents two versions of the duet: the well-known one, made by Bizet's publisher Choudens after his death, and also Bizet's original version, which has not been available since the premiere of the opera in 1863.
" … set on a wild beach of the island (Ceyon), the pearlfishers choose Zurga as their new chieftain. His old friend Nadir the hunter appears after a long absence and, in this duet, the two men recall their last journey together, to the Brahmin temple in Kandi where they had both fallen in love with the beautiful priestess Léïla, and how they had sworn never to seek her hand in case their oath of friendship should be endangered." (Roger Nichols)