Sunday 15 July 2012
7.00pm – c10.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera

  • Claude Debussy

    Pelléas et Mélisande (145 mins) concert performance; sung in French
    • Phillip Addis baritone, Pelléas
    • Karen Vourc'h soprano, Mélisande
    • Laurent Naouri bass-baritone, Golaud
    • Sir John Tomlinson bass, Arkel
    • Elodie Méchain alto, Geneviève
    • Dima Bawab soprano, Yniold
    • Nahuel di Pierro bass, Doctor/Shepherd
    • Monteverdi Choir
    • Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
    • Sir 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

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