Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

Posted on February 27, 2018

Debussy has created a new kind of musical drama with Pelléas. The text, by the Belgian Nobel prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, is incorporated word for word. The play is a high point in symbolism and explores psychology, humankind’s deepest nature and feelings. Much of the appeal of the piece—it has been set to music a total of five times—hides in the shroud of mystery that envelops the characters and their mutual intrigues. That Debussy’s version is the most popular has everything to do with the composer being able to perfectly translate the sultry, mysterious atmosphere of the story into a magnificent interplay between sound and colour.

09.08.2018: MaFestival – Concertgebouw, Brugge
18.04.2018: Opera 21 – De Bijloke, Gent
10.03.2018: Klara Festival – Flagey, Brussel
07.10.2017: Festival 20/21 – 30cc, Leuven

Performers:
Lore Binon: Mélisande
Pierre-Yves Pruvot: Golaud
Reinoud Van Mechelen: Pelléas
Tijl Faveyts: Arkel
Angélique Noldus: Généviève
Camille Bauer: Yniold
Inge Spinette & Jan Michiels: piano (DUO YIN-YANG)
Klaas verpoest & Jan Duerinck: Kinetic Typography
Dimitri Stuyven: Light Design
Picture: Guy Buys

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