City Of Light: Pelléas et Mélisande

Thursday 27 Nov 2014, 7.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Stéphane Degout baritone Pelléas
Sandrine Piau soprano
Laurent Naouri baritone Golaud
Felicity Palmer mezzo soprano Geneviève
Jérôme Varnier bass Arkel
David Wilson-Johnson baritone A Physician
Chloé Briot soprano Yniold
Philharmonia Voices Sailors, Beggars and Serving Women

Debussy’s only completed opera is a landmark in 20th century music. It is widely considered to be a perfect fusion of the French language and music, fulfilling the composer’s wish to ‘graft his dream’ on a text. Maeterlinck’s symbolist drama, focusing on a claustrophobic love triangle in the imaginary city of Allemonde, is made unforgettably poignant by Debussy’s music. This concert performance is sure to be a highlight of the City of Light series.

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This concert is part of the City of Light: Paris 1900 - 1950 series

City of Light: Paris 1900 - 1950 conceived and supported by Vincent Meyer, President Philharmonia Orchestra

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