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Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande / Denise Duval; Michel Roux

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Pelléas et Mélisande
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Vittorio Gui does not bring a particularly Gallic sensibility to this performance of Pelleas et Melisande recorded at the 1963 Glyndebourne Festival, but he creates a dramatically charged reading that doesn't sacrifice the transparent delicacy of the music. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays with sensitivity and passion, and with gorgeously shaded tone. The cast also brings a sense of dramatic urgency to opera, a quality that does not uncommonly elude singers in this work, who can treat the characters with a pastel reserve that reflects the stereotyped reputation of the music... The recording should be of strong interest to anyone who loves the opera." -All Music Guide


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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Performers: Rosine Bredy (Soprano); Denise Duval (Soprano); Guus Hoekman (Bass); Anna Reynolds (Alto); Michel Roux (Bass Baritone); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Hans Wilbrink (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gui Vittorio
  • Ensemble: Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Running Time: 111 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893-1902
  • Studio/Live: Live