Production new to Los Angeles

Note: LA Opera's 2020 production of Pelléas et Mélisande was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company plans to reschedule this production for a future season.

Music: Claude Debussy
Libretto: adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name 
World premiere: April 30, 1902 at the Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)

A Scottish Opera production

LA Opera has previously produced Pelléas et Mélisande in 1995.

Pelléas: Yunpeng Wang*
Mélisande: Kate Lindsey
Golaud: Christopher Purves*
King Arkel: Sir Willard White
Geneviève: Nancy Maultsby*

Creative team: 
Conductor: James Conlon
Director: David McVicar
Set and Costume Designer: Rae Smith*
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Movement Director: Leah Hausman*
Projection Designer: Jack Henry James*
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon

* LA Opera debut

Performance dates and times (cancelled):
Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 2pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 2pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 7:30pm

Performed in French with English supertitles 

Estimated running time: three hours and five minutes, including one intermission between Acts III and IV.
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) 
All programs, artists and dates are subject to change. 

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Last updated: January 10, 2019