Pelléas et Mélisande

March 31—April 1, 2018
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An opera in five acts with music by Claude Debussy
Conducted by William Lumpkin
Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker


Sung in French with English supertitles


Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Pelléas et Mélisande, based on Maeterlink’s symbolist play, tells a story of passion veiled in mystery set in an imaginary land in an unknown time. It is a love-triangle fraught with jealousy and human frailty ultimately ending in tragedy. Debussy’s evocative and rarely heard impressionist opera paints a psychological world full of hope and despair with haunting harmonies, penetrating melodies and lush orchestration. Pelléas et Mélisande will be performed in the spring at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.