- Claude Debussy 1862–1918
Pelléas et Mélisandeconcert performance; sung in French (145 mins)
- Phillip Addis baritone (Pelléas)
- Karen Vourc'h soprano (Mélisande), Proms debut artist
- Laurent Naouri bass-baritone (Golaud), Proms debut artist
- Sir John Tomlinson bass (Arkel)
- Elodie Méchain alto (Geneviève), Proms debut artist
- Dima Bawab soprano (Yniold), Proms debut artist
- Nahuel di Pierro bass (Doctor/Shepherd), Proms debut artist
- Monteverdi Choir
- Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
- John Eliot Gardiner Conductor
About this event
Marking the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts this masterpiece of atmospheric suggestion, insinuating eroticism and doomed love, having recently performed it at Paris's Opéra Comique, the theatre in which it was premiered.
Although first performed at the Proms 36 years ago, this landmark opera has never before been heard with instruments of the period. Phillip Addis and Karen Vourc'h reprise their much-praised, fresh-voiced partnership in the title-roles.
There will be one interval