Pelléas and Mélisande fact sheet 

Music: Claude Debussy 
Libretto: adapted by the composer from the play of the same by Maurice Maeterlinck 
World premiere: April 30, 1902, at the Salle Favart (Paris, France)  

Production new to Los Angeles 

LA Opera has previously presented Pelléas and Mélisande in 1995. 

Pelléas: Will Liverman* 
Mélisande: Sydney Mancasola* 
Golaud: Kyle Ketelsen 
Geneviève: Susan Graham 
King Arkel: Ferrucio Furlanetto 
Yniold: Kai Edgar*
A Physician: Patrick Blackwell
(Kyle Ketelsen will also sing the offstage lines of the Shepherd.)

Creative team:   
Conductor: James Conlon 
Production: David McVicar  
Stage Director: Leah Hausman* 
Set and Costume Designer: Rae Smith*  
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable  
Projection Designer: Jack Henry James Fox* 
Chorus Director: Jeremy Frank

* LA Opera debut   

Performance dates and times:  
March 25, 2023, at 7:30pm 
April 2, 2023, at 2pm 
April 5, 2023, at 7:30pm 
April 8, 2023, at 7:30pm 
April 13, 2023, at 7:30pm  
April 16, 2023, at 2pm 

Performed in French with English supertitles   

Production from Scottish Opera 

Estimated running time: three hours and five minutes, including one intermission 

Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012)   
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.   

Last updated: February 10, 2023