25th May

Concert will begin at 16:00 hours GMT

Debussy's 'Pélleas et Mélisande' with Tilling, Rusanen, Naouri and Korhonen from Helsinki

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Debussy's 'Pélleas et Mélisande' is an opera in five acts. The French libretto was adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck's Symbolist play Pelléas et Mélisande. The plot concerns a love triangle. Prince Golaud finds Mélisande, a mysterious young woman, lost in a forest. He marries her and brings her back to the castle of his grandfather, King Arkel of Allemonde. Performers:

Pelléas: Ville Rusanen.
Mélisande: Camilla Tilling.
Golaud: Laurent Naouri.
Arkel: Jyrki Korhonen.
Geneviève:  Lilli Paasikivi.
Yniold: Mia Heikkinen.
The doctor: Jussi Merikanto.
Pelléas' father: Hannu Tuomi.

Finnish National Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Recorded earlier.

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