A New Production Of Pelléas and Mélisande From WNO - 2015

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:19:00 pm

If you sometimes feel - and you live outside of Germany - starved for Wagner productions the matter must surely be worse if, like us, you consider Pelléas and Mélisande one of the 20th centenary's greatest operas. We are pleased to tell you you, should you be such a person, that while ENO are staging Wagner in London Welsh National Opera will be performing a new production of Debussy's masterpiece. More below

This is a tragic opera unlike any other, Debussy eschews vocal fireworks to create a strange, dreamlike atmosphere which is hard to escape from. It is fitting that the team who created a definitive account of Lulu in 2013 should return to stage this beautiful and troubling 20th century masterpiece. Prepare to lose yourself in Debussy’s sensual and mysterious world.

Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Director David Pountney
Set Designer Johan Engels
Costume Designer Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Cast
Pelléas Jacques Imbrailo
Mélisande Jurgita Adomonyté
Golaud Christopher Purves
Genevieve Leah-Marian Jones
Arkel TBA
Yniold Rebecca Bottone

Dates (2015)

Cardiff

28 April – Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) subscriptions open (post only)

27 May - Public subscriptions open

2 June – Priority individual opera booking opens

9 June – Public individual opera booking opens

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Birmingham

19 May – Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) individual opera booking opens

27 May – Public booking opens

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Bristol, Liverpool, Llandudno, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea

12 May - Priority (WNO Partners, WNO Friends) individual opera booking opens

27 May - Public individual opera booking opens

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