PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

PRODUCTION OF FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE 2016
A COPRODUCTION WITH TEATR WIELKI – POLISH NATIONAL OPERA, NEW NATIONAL THEATER TOKYO

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

GRANDE DONATRICE D’EXCEPTION DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Opera

LYRICAL DRAMA IN FIVE ACTS AND TWELVE SCENES
BASED ON THE PLAY PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE BY MAURICE MAETERLINCK (1892)
PREMIERED ON 30 APRIL 1902 AT THE OPÉRA-COMIQUE, PARIS

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Conductor
Susanna Mälkki
Stage director
Katie Mitchell
Set design
Lizzie Clachan
Costume design
Chloe Lamford
Lighting design
James Farncombe
Movement director
Joseph W. Alford
Dramaturgy
Martin Crimp
Pelléas
Huw Montague Rendall
Mélisande
Julia Bullock
Golaud
Laurent Naouri
Arkel
Vincent Le Texier
Geneviève
Lucile Richardot
Yniold
Emma Fekete
Le Médecin, un Berger
Thomas Dear
Choir and Orchestra
Opéra de Lyon

About

A young woman in her wedding dress, a handkerchief stained with blood, a bedroom in which she is fast asleep – and which, a moment later, is neither entirely the same nor entirely different. This Melisande is not the umpteenth variation on the fin-de-siècle femme fatale, a deadly enigma for the men around her: here the traditional perspective is reversed to give us her point of view, putting her instead at the centre of her waking dream, peopled with terrors and desires. The staging, of a surprising beauty and virtuosity, follows its surreal logic, continually shifting the setting of the action and treading a tightrope between social behaviour and symbolism, between fantasy and realism. In 2016, Katie Mitchell’s visionary, committed production cast a spell on the Festival audience; it returns this year with a largely different cast: apart from Laurent Naouri, the charismatic Huw Montague Rendall and Julia Bullock in the title roles with the orchestra of the Opéra de Lyon under the direction of Susanna Mälkki.

Performances

Saturday6July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence8:00 PM
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Tuesday9July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence8:00 PM
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Friday12July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence8:00 PM
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Monday15July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence8:00 PM
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Wednesday17July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence8:00 PM
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Catégorie Plus
€300.00
Catégorie 1
€220.00
Catégorie 2
€175.00
Catégorie 3
€135.00
Catégorie 4
€93.00
Catégorie 5
€60.00
Catégorie 6
€32.00

Youth prices: €90, €66, €52, €40, €27, €18, €10

Performance available with ticket packages

Sung in French with French and English surtitles
3 hours and 15 minutes with one interval

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