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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Pelléas et Mélisande

Isabel Leonard (Mélisande) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The lights are out in Allemonde: Miller's dull staging of Pelléas et Mélisande returns

By , 15 January 2019
***11
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Andrew Foster-Williams (Golaud), Elsa Benoit (Mélisande) and Rolf Romei (Pelléas) © Priska Ketterer
Basel

Hailing from No-man’s land: Pelléas et Mélisande in Basel

By , 28 September 2018
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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 July 2018
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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 12 July 2018
*****
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
***11
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Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Hong Kong

Luminous performances lift heavy-metal staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 March 2018
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© Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
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Andrea Carroll (Mélisande) and Jonathan McGovern (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
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Martina Janková (Mélisande) and Elliot Madore (Pelléas) © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
*****
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Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Edward Nelson (Pelléas) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande finally receives its Norwegian première

By , 07 April 2017
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Gaëlle Arquez (Mélisande) and Björn Bürger (Pelléas) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Perfect Pelléas: Debussy's opera seduces in Frankfurt

By , 01 April 2017
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Carolyn Sampson (Mélisande) and Andrei Bondarenko (Pelléas) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
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Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) and Corinne Winters (Mélisande) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Manifestations of trauma: Tcherniakov's Pelléas et Mélisande in Zurich

By , 08 May 2016
***11
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Camilla Tilling © Craig T. Mathew | Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
*****
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Magdalena Kožená (Mélisande) © Tristram Kenton
London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Jonathan McGovern (Pélleas) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Pelléas et Mélisande missing magic at the start of English Touring Opera's season

By , 01 October 2015
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano and the OSM come up trumps in Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 September 2015
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Monica Bacelli (Mélisande) and Roberto Frontali (Golaud) © Simone Donati | TerraProject
Florence

Monica Bacelli shines in a heavenly Pelléas et Mélisande in Florence

By , 25 June 2015
****1
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Jurgita Adamonyte (Mélisande) and Christopher Purves (Golaud) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Spiral staircase and paddling pool: Pelléas et Mélisande from Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2015
****1
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Paris

At Opéra Bastille: a Pelléas charged with poetry and mystery

By , 07 February 2015
****1
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London

An unforgettable Pelléas et Mélisande at the Southbank

By , 27 November 2014
*****
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London

Prom 3: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 July 2012
****1
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Barcelona

Robert Wilson's Pelléas et Mélisande in Barcelona

By , 29 June 2012
****1
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Philadelphia

AVA Scales Artistic Heights with Debussy's Operatic Masterpiece

By , 03 March 2012
*****
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New York City

Pelléas et Mélisande: an opera that demands the audience enter in

By , 17 December 2010
***11
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Iris Marie Sojer (Melisande) und Raymond Ayers (Pelleas) © Hans Jörg Michel
Mannheim

Pelleas und Melisande als surreales Kammerspiel am Nationaltheater Mannheim

By , 29 March 2018
*****
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© Rahirezvani
Antwerp

Un opéra-ballet ? Pelléas et Mélisande à Anvers

By , 02 February 2018
***11
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Tito Ceccherini © Brescia e Amisano
Paris

Une tragédie du silence : Nono, Pesson et Debussy à l’auditorium de Radio France

By , 17 November 2017
****1
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Berlin

Dienst nach Vorschrift: Die Berliner Philharmoniker mit Alain Altinoglu

By , 21 September 2017
***11
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© OnP
Paris

Là où la candeur côtoie la mort, un Pelléas et Mélisande obsédé par le mythe de l'innocence

By , 19 September 2017
*****
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Olga Bezsmertna (Mélisande) and Adrian Eröd (Pelléas) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen prallen auf Beton: Pelléas et Mélisande an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 18 June 2017
****1
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© Vincent Pontet
Paris

« Qu’il fait beau dans les ténèbres ! » L’opaque Pélléas et Mélisande d’Eric Ruf

By , 09 May 2017
****1
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Barbara Hanngan (Mélisande), Laurent Naouri (Golaud) © Patrick Berger / Artcomart
Aix-en-Provence

Inquiétante étrangeté : l’onirique Pélléas et Mélisande de Katie Mitchell au Festival d'Aix

By , 16 July 2016
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Elliot Madore (Pelléas), Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande), Markus Eiche (Golaud) und Peter Lobert (Arzt) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

„Ne me touchez pas“ – Debussys Pelléas et Mélisande in einer ambivalenten Produktion der Münchener Opernfestspiele

By , 01 July 2015
***11
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© Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Non, Mélisande, tu n’iras pas danser ce soir… – Debussy à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 12 June 2015
**111
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Paris

"L'Amour interdit"... Wagner, Strauss, Debussy par l'Orchestre de Paris

By , 14 February 2015
***11
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Heidelberg

Schwanengesang - Pelléas et Mélisande am Stadttheater Heidelberg

By , 10 December 2014
****1
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