Pelleas et Melisande

An intimate chamber-music version of Debussy's 'Pelléas et Mélisande'.

When the Belgian symbolist writer Maurice Maeterlinck wrote the play Pelléas et Mélisande in 1893, it went on to create a furore. 

This fairytale story by the future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the mysterious story of Mélisande, who is found in a wood by Prince Golaud. Her past remains enveloped in obscurity and her arrival leads to a fatal relationship between her and the half-brothers Golaud, whom she marries, and Pelléas, with whom she develops a spiritual affinity.

Maeterlinck’s intriguing story inspired Debussy to write an opera that was to become a milestone in opera history. Composer Annelies Van Parys and director Wouter Van Looy create an intimate chamber-music version that does full justice to the poetic power of the work. The singers represent the characters in a simple video setting. Flanked by the musicians of the Oxalys Ensemble, they carry the audience along on an inner voyage full of dark images.

 

 

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A production of Muziektheater Transparant in co-production with Bergen National Opera, Concertgebouw Bruges and Oxalys Ensemble, Maeterlink Year 2012/ with the support of De Munt/La Monnaie and Vlaamse Opera.

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Festival Consonances (Saint-Nazaire)
0033 2 51 10 18 78
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23/9/2012
20:00
AMUZ - Augustinus Muziekcentrum Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
+32 3 202 46 60
http://www.amuz.be
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29/9/2012
21:00
Opéra de Dijon (Dijon)
+33 3 80 48 82 82
www.opera-dijon.fr
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13/10/2012
14/10/2012
20:00
15:00
Flagey (Bruxelles)
+32 2 641 10 10
www.flagey.be
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19/10/2012
20:15
Bergen Nasjonale Opera (Bergen)
+47 55 21 61 20
www.bno.no
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1/11/2012
5/11/2012
6/11/2012
8/11/2012
9/11/2012
19:30
19:00
19:30
19:00
19:00

Repetitor: Lies Colman • Costumes: Johanna TrudzinskiLight: Thomas Verachtert • Ensemble: Oxalys Ensemble Yniold: Karel Stas • Matthis Perreaux • Arkel: Knut Stiklestad • Geneviève: Marie-Noële Vidal • Golaud: Andreas Jankowitsch • Pelléas: Florian Just • Mélisande: Mijke Sekhuis • Diana Higbee • Musical Direction: Marit StrindlundText: Maurice Maeterlinck • Musical adaptation: Annelies Van ParysMusic: Claude Debussy • Concept | Direction: Wouter Van LooyVideo: Héctor Cruz • Vivian Cruz • Wouter Van Looy