What you thought of Pelléas et Mélisande

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The curtain has now gone up on Pelléas et Mélisande, a new production for Festival 2018.

Watch the video below to hear from the audience about what they thought of the production, or scroll down to read the critics’ reaction and further audience comments.


What the critics are saying

‘Musically enchanting… Christina Gansch’s Mélisande is a delicately-conceived creation… Christopher Purves and John Chest play off each other as Golaud and Pelléas to wondrous effect. Golaud’s rage and pathos is heartrending, while Chest’s warm baritone pervades the story with a thread of marvellously sustained beauty.’
The Independent

‘superbly acted, artfully lit, beautifully choreographed.’
The Times

‘the spirit of Debussy’s score and Maeterlinck’s Symbolist text was seriously honoured in Robin Ticciati’s conducting of the London Philharmonic… in a reading of vibrant colours and palpitating emotion.’
The Telegraph


Audience reaction

‘One of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking productions I have seen at Glyndebourne.’
- Audience member

‘Extraordinary, otherworldly, beautiful. Wonderfully staged, sets outstanding.’
- Audience member

‘Loved it. Enigmatic, provocative. Great stagecraft.’
- Audience member

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Pelléas et Mélisande is on stage until 9 August.

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