Pelléas et Mélisande 1280x680 | Kammeroper 2017/18 © beyond | Ramona Ring

Drame lyrique in five acts (1902)

After music by Claude Debussy

Arrangement by Annelies von Parys

Libretto by Claude Debussy, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck

In French with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: 12 February 2018, 7 pm

Performances:17 / 22 / 26 February 2018, 2 / 4 / 7 / 9 March 2018, 7 pm

Content

Pelléas et Mélisande, a key work of the modern era and the twentieth century’s first “literary opera” is the only opera that the master of impressionism ever completed. With this symbolist work based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s drama of the same name Debussy distances himself from the aesthetics of Richard Wagner, but at the same time cannot deny the influence of the latter’s Parsifal. The tragic ménage à trois that ends in death is a poignant work in which every one of the main characters carries a secret that is never revealed. We are presenting Pelléas et Mélisande in an arrangement for small orchestra by Annelies Van Parys that nevertheless retains the richness of the original score.

Cast

Conductor (12 / 17 February; 2 / 7 March)

Thomas Guggeis

Biography
Conductor 22 / 26 February and 4 / 9 March

Claire Levacher

Biography
Director

Thomas Jonigk

Biography
Set & costume design

Lisa Däßler

Biography
Light design

Franz Tscheck

Biography
Pelléas

Julian Henao Gonzalez

Biography
Mélisande

Anna Gillingham

Biography
Golaud

Matteo Loi

Biography
Arkel

Florian Köfler

Biography
Geneviève

Anna Marshania

Biography
Orchestra

Wiener KammerOrchester

Biography

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