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Pelléas and Mélisande 2005Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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These rewarding semi-staged performances of Debussy's masterpiece were unfortunately mistimed by the RSNO - the Scottish Chamber Orchestra were simultaneously giving concert versions of Fidelio with Sir Charles Mackerras and Christine Brewer. The potential audience for both works suffered because of the division, but Pelléas was probably penalised more seriously. This was a pity, given that the RSNO rarely does operatic concerts nowadays, and Denève had a definite flair for the French repertoire. Also Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri rarely appeared in Scotland - indeed these were the only appearances by the great soprano in any operatic role.

Performance Cast


Laurent Naouri


Natalie Dessay

Arkel King of Allemonde, grandfather of Golaud and Pelléas

Robert Lloyd

Pelléas Golaud’s half-brother

Jean-François Lapointe

Yniold son of Golaud

Emmanuelle de Negri

Performance DatesPelléas and Mélisande 2005

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Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Oct, 19.30

Usher Hall | Edinburgh

7 Oct, 19.30

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