City Of Light: Pelléas et Mélisande

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


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Stéphane Degout baritone
Monica Bacelli mezzo soprano Mélisande
Laurent Naouri baritone
Felicity Palmer mezzo soprano
Darren Jeffery baritone
Philharmonia Voices

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.

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

The City of Light: Paris 1900 - 1950 series is supported by The Meyer Foundation