Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande

with Peter Sellars and Sir Simon Rattle

9 - 10 January 2016 / 19:00

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An innovative new production of Debussy’s evocative opera Pelléas et Mélisande, produced in collaboration by two of the boldest creative minds in music and theatre today.

This concert sees long-term collaborators and Barbican regulars Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars, return to Debussy’s iconic opera for the first time since their ground-breaking re-imagining over two decades ago. This all-new semi-staged production co-promoted by the London Symphony Orchestra and Barbican promises to confound all pre-conceptions, and will undoubtedly cast an exciting new light on Debussy’s sensuous score.

There will be one interval of 20 minutes between Acts III & IV

Programme & Performers

Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande (semi-staged performance)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Ben Zamora lighting installation
Magdalena Kožená Melisande
Christian Gerhaher Pelléas
Gerald Finley Golaud
Bernarda Fink Genevieve
Franz-Josef Selig Arkel
Joshua Bloom The Doctor, The Shepherd
Elias Madlër Yniold
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Hans-Georg Lenhart
assistant director
Betsy Ayer stage manager
Helen Collyer répétiteur

This event is part of:
London Symphony Orchestra 2015-16


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