Pelléas and Mélisande
[Pelléas et Mélisande]
Opera by Claude Debussy, Libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck
Premiered on February 7, 1997 at the Paris National Opera, Palais Garnier, Paris, France
Premiered on July 21, 1997 at the Salzburg Festival, Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Performed in French.
A DVD of Robert Wilson's signature production, under the baton of Philippe Jordan, and with Stéphane Degout and Elena Tsallagova in the title roles, was released in 2012 and can be obtained in our shop.
2012 DVD release of Robert Wilson's iconic Pelleas and Melisande production, which premiered at the Salzburger Festival in 1997 and has been in repertoire at the Paris Opera to this day.
As Mélisande, the wide-eyed Elena Tsallagova fills out Wilson's spacious poses with the feline self-absorption of a Tang-dynasty princess, her voice as cool and clear as a wind chime. (Opera News)
Stéphane Degout (Pelléas)
Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande)
Vincent Le Texier (Golaud)
Anne Sofie von Otter (Geneviève)
Franz Josef Selig (Arkel)
Julie Mathevet (Yniold)
Jérôme Varnier (Un Berger, Le Médecin)
Orchestra and Chorus of Opéra National de Paris, conducted by Philippe Jordan
Direction, Set and Light Design by Robert Wilson
Recorded in March 2012 at the Opéra National de Paris
Naïve DR2159, 168 mins., subtitled
DVD 9, Region Code 0, Picture Format 16:9