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Debussy's masterpiece, Pelleas et Melisande is based on Maurice Maeterlinck's symbolist play and was first performed in 1902 at the Opera-Comique, Paris. A tragic fairy-tale, the opera recounts the ill-fated love of half-brothers Golaud and Pelleas for the same woman, the enigmatic Melisande. Sung in French with english surtitlesPerformers Anne Sophie Duprels (Melisande), Palle Knudsen (Pelleas), Alan Opie (Golaud), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Arkel), Anne Mason (Genevieve), Eoghan McNelis (Yniold - Jun 1/9/16), Louis Watkins (Yniold - Jun 3/11), Nicholas Lester (Doctor/Shepherd).
Music Debussy. Producer Holland Park Opera. Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Brad Cohen. Director Olivia Fuchs. Design Yannis Thavoris. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Director Claire Whistler (movement).
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