Part of the BBC Proms. Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande is an operatic fairy tale played out in the shadowy half-light of the mysterious kingdom of Allemonde. Love, desire, power and violence permeate this luminous score - arguably one of the greatest of the 20th century. This semi-staged performance of Glyndebourne's new production, marking the centenary of the composer's death, is conducted by the company's Music Director Robin Ticciati, with Christopher Purves as the obsessive Golaud and former Kathleen Ferrier Award-winner Christina Gansch as his beloved Melisande.Performers Christina Gansch (Melisande), John Chest (Pelleas), Christopher Purves (Golaud), Brindley Sherratt (Arkel), Karen Cargill (Genevieve), Chloe Briot (Yniold).
Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Robin Ticciati.