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Pelléas and Mélisande 2005Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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Piano-accompanied opera generally works surprisingly well on Scottish Opera's small-scale tours, and not just with chamber sized operas such as those by Mozart and Rossini, but larger scale works too. However the idea of producing Pelléas in this way, even with two pianos, seems a particular challenge, though young students' voices are no doubt helped by not having a full orchestra. It was also good to see this piece, in particular being taken to Haddo, where the wooden walls of the hall would benefit the piano sound.

Cast details are taken from the Academy's booklet Opera@10, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Masters of Opera courses

Performance Cast


Marc Labonnette


Joanne Boag

Geneviève mother of Golaud and Pelléas

Elizabeth Key

Arkel King of Allemonde, grandfather of Golaud and Pelléas

Orlando Mason

Pelléas Golaud’s half-brother

Patrice Lamure

Yniold son of Golaud

Liza Fontanille


Ross McInroy

Performance DatesPelléas and Mélisande 2005

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New Athenaeum Theatre | Glasgow

4 May, 19.15 6 May, 19.15

Traverse Theatre | Edinburgh

12 May, 19.15 14 May, 19.15

Haddo House Hall | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

20 May, 19.15 22 May, 19.15

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