Sunday 02 April 2023
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles Opera: Pelleas and Melisande
Pelleas and Melisande is an opera in five acts with music by Claude Debussy. The French libretto was adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name. It was first performed at the Palais Garnier in Paris on 30 April 1902, conducted by Albert Carré. The premiere was not well received by the public, but the work grew in popularity in the years after Debussy’s death.
Pelleas and Melisande is set in the medieval kingdom of Allemonde. Pelleas, a young prince, falls in love with Melisande, a beautiful stranger who has come to the kingdom. However, Melisande is already married to Golaud, a much older man. Golaud becomes jealous of Pelleas and the two men fight. In the end, Golaud kills Pelleas and Melisande dies of grief.
The opera will be performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are priced at $25-$250. For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Opera website.
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