Photo: Robert Workman
Jurgita Adamonytė appears as Mélisande in David Pountney’s new production of Debussy’s masterpiece. The cast also includes Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) and Christopher Purves (Golaud), with sets by Johan Engels and costumes by Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lothar Koenigs conducts the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
This is a tragic opera unlike any other; Debussy eschews vocal fireworks to create a strange, dreamlike atmosphere from which it is hard to escape. The WNO website recommends to audience members: “prepare to lose yourself in Debussy’s sensual and mysterious world.”
Further Information: https://www.wno.org.uk/event/pell%C3%A9as-and-m%C3%A9lisande
Pelléas et Mélisande Première in Cardiff on Friday 29th May with further performances on 4th and 6th June (Cardiff) and on 13th June at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Earlier this season, Jurgita sung Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel in Vilnius and for WNO, and Page Salome in Naples. Subsequent engagements include Flosshilde in the new Johan Simons production of Das Rheingold for the Ruhtriennale.