Podcast: author Kate Mosse discusses Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

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In this episode of the Glyndebourne podcast Katie Derham is joined by novelist Kate Mosse, author of the multi-million selling Languedoc Trilogy and a major new historical series that starts with the first novel The Burning Chambers, published in May 2018.

The music of Debussy has been a lifelong passion for Kate and the composer is an off-stage character in the second book in her Languedoc trilogy – Sepulchre. In this podcast, Kate discusses her love for Debussy and his opera Pelléas et Mélisande, which is being staged at Glyndebourne Festival 2018.

Presenter: Katie Derham
Produced by Katherine Godfrey and Nathan Gower for Whistledown Productions for Glyndebourne Festival 2018

The music in this podcast is from the 1963 recording of Pelléas et Mélisande released on the Glyndebourne Label. Music by kind permission of G.Ricordi & Co(London)Ltd

Watch a short preview of the Festival 2018 production of Pelléas et Mélisande


Pelléas et Mélisande opens on 30 June and is on stage until 9 August.

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You can dig deeper into Pelléas et Mélisande at our Study Event on Saturday 14 July. Moderated by journalist Warwick Thompson and featuring expert talks, panel discussions and musical previews. Tickets £40. Book now