Pelléas et Mélisande: An incomplete list of performances - 2012

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 21 June 2012 | 8:56:00 pm

Mary Garden, the first Mélisande.
I listen to far less opera than people would probably imagine (at least that is not Wagner) but I rarely miss a performance of Pelléas et Mélisande. Alas, even in comparison to Parsifal for example, this opera is infrequently performed. With that in mind I thought I might provide a quick list of productions for this year. I have no doubt missed some and if you should know of one not included, please let me know.

I have added a video clip of one of my favorite productions at the end, the WNO, Pierre Boulez, Peter Stein production from, I think, 1992. Still available on DVD of course.





Gran Teatre del Liceu

Dates:
27, 29 June, 1, 3, 5, 7 July 2012

Cast

Pelléas: Yann Beuron
Mélisande : Maria Bayo
Goulaud: Laurent Naouri
Geneviève :Hilary Summers
Arkel: John Tomlinson
Doctor: Kurt Gysen
Shepherd: Kurt Gysen
Conductor: :Michael Boder
Director: Robert Wilson
Set Designs: Robert Wilson
Costumes: Frida Parmeggiani
Lighting: Robert Wilson / Heinrich Brunke

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The BBC Proms
Concert performance

Dates:
15 July 2012

Cast:

Pelléas: Phillip Addis
Mélisande; Karen Vourc'h
Goulaud: Laurent Naouri
Geneviève: Elodie Méchain
Arkel: John Tomlinson
Yniold: Dima Bawab
Doctor: Nahuel di Pierro
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner



Verbier Festival
Concert performance

Dates:
23 July 2012

Cast:

Pelléas: Stéphane Degout
Mélisande: Magdalena Kozena
Goulaud: José van Dam
Geneviève: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Arkel: Willard White
Conductor: Charles Dutoit




Opéra de Dijon

Dates:
13, 14 October 2012

Cast:

Pelléas: Florian Just
Mélisande: Diana Higbee
Goulaud: Andreas Jankowitsch
Geneviève: Marie-Noëlle Vidal
Arkel: Knut Stiklestad
Yniold: Matthis Perreaux
Conductor: Marit Strindlund
Director:Wouter Van Looy
Set Designs: Wouter Van Looy


Oper Frankfurt

Dates:
4, 8, 10, 18, 23, 25 November, 6, 8 December 2012

Cast:

Pelléas: Christian Gerhaher
Mélisande: Christiane Karg
Goulaud: Paul Gay
Geneviève: Hilary Summers
Arkel: Alfred Reiter
Doctor: Sungkon Kim
Conductor: Friedemann Layer
Director: Claus Guth
Set Designs: Christian Schmidt
Costumes: Christian Schmidt

Lighting: Olaf Winter