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

Pelléas et Mélisande
Simon Rattle & Peter Sellars

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

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


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.