• Date: 22, 24 and 26 March, 8 p.m.
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

In a legendary place

At an imprecise time. A mythical country. A King. A storybook castle. Two stepbrothers: Pelléas and Goulad. And a beautiful girl, Mélisande, of indeterminate age and origin, who is lost and found in the forest. A marriage. An unhappy wife who discovers a soul mate in her brother-in-law. Jealousies. A crime.

The premiere in 1902 of the only opera of Claude Debussy was a scandal. It was a rarity between Verismo and Romanticism. Today, its hypnotic, unreal story takes us on a journey into a spellbinding world, alternating real drama with the imaginary.

Inspired by a fairytale for adults by the symbolist poet Maurice Maeterlink, Debussy composed the first modern opera. Delicate, sinuous, subtle. A drama of light conducted by the great specialist in French opera, Michel Plasson, with staging by Willy Decker for the Hamburg Staatsoper. It is opera. It is pure poetry.

  • Musical director: Michel Plasson
  • Stage Director: Willy Decker
  • Set and costume designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
  • Lighting design: Hans Toelstede

Production of the Hamburg Staatsoper

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla 
Coro Teatro de la Maestranza

Photo: ©Jörn Kipping

  • Pelléas: Edward Nelson
  • Golaud: Kyle Ketelsen
  • Arkel: Jérôme Varnier
  • Doctor/Pastor: Javier Castañeda
  • Mélisande: Mari Eriksmoen
  • Geneviève: Marina Pardo