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Pelleas et Melisande at Aix-en-Provence Festival


Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
Lyrical drama in five acts
adapted from the play by Maurice Maeterlinck
First performed on 30 April 1902 at the Opéra Comique, Paris


Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Debussy’s iconic opera. Choreographed by Joseph W Alford 


**** Financial Times “a dream, a surreal and fevered sequence” Full article here

**** Telegraph A seminal masterpiece of non-naturalism, Debussy’s opera might at first seem to call for less realistic sets, yet Mitchell fills them with dream-like action and Lizzie Clacham’s virtuosic design supplies one visual coup after another.”

New York Times “Cooly accomplished”

Pelleas et Melisande

Published: 7th July 2016