One of the fishermen, Zurga, had met her previously and fallen in love with her as had his best friend Nadir.and both had pledged to forgo their love for her to save their friendship. Nadir arrives at the village and immediately Leila and Nadir meet and declare their love. A terrible storm occurs and Zurga finds out about their liaison. He condemns them to death, but eventually relents and allows them to depart peacefully.
This 2015 production by the New York Metropolitan Opera was beautifully sung and staged.