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Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande

Louise Fryer explores music and symbolism in Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande with musicologist Richard Langham Smith and poet and French literature specialist Patrick McGuinness.

Louise Fryer explores the music and symbolism in Debussy's only completed opera, based on the popular late 19th century play by Maurice Maeterlinck. The subject of the opera is doomed and forbidden love set in a claustrophobic, dream-like atmosphere which perfectly suited the music of Debussy. Louise is joined by musicologist Professor Richard Langham Smith and poet and French literature specialist Professor Patrick McGuinness.

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