Pelléas et Mélisande


Simon Rattle & Peter Sellars

Sat 9 Jan 2016 7.00pm - 10.15pm
Barbican Hall, London

DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande (semi-staged performance)

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Ben Zamora lighting installation
Magdalena Kožená Melisande
Christian Gerhaher Pelléas
Gerald Finley Golaud
Bernarda Fink Genevieve
Franz-Josef Selig Arkel
Joshua Bloom The Doctor, The Shepherd
Elias Madlër Yniold
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Hans-Georg Lenhart assistant director
Betsy Ayer stage manager
Helen Collyer répétiteur

There will be one interval of 20 minutes between Acts III & IV


Tickets: £25 £35 £55 £75

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Multibuy, group discounts and other concessions (under-18s) do not apply

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The performances of Pelléas et Mélisande on 9 & 10 January will be dedicated to the memory of Pierre Boulez, who died on 5 January 2016.

An innovative new production of Debussy’s evocative opera Pélleas et Mélisande, produced in collaboration by two of the boldest creative minds in music and theatre today.

This concert sees long-term collaborators and Barbican regulars Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars return to Debussy’s iconic opera for the first time since their ground-breaking re-imagining over two decades ago. This all-new semi-staged production co-promoted by the London Symphony Orchestra and Barbican promises to confound all pre-conceptions, and will undoubtedly cast an exciting new light on Debussy’s sensuous score.

Video: Simon Rattle introduces Pelléas et Mélisande