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Debussy: Pelleas and Melisande

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CHAN 3177
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Debussy: Pelleas and Melisande
Running Time: 154:12
Release Date: January 2012
Originally recorded in 1981
Composer (1862-1918)
Claude Debussy
Solo bass - Arkel
Sir John Tomlinson
Solo mezzo-soprano - Geneviève
Sarah Walker
Solo baritone - Pelléas
Robert Dean
Solo baritone - Golaud
Neil Howlett
Solo soprano - Mélisande
Eilene Hannan
Solo soprano - Yniold
Rosanne Brackenridge
Solo bass - Doctor, Shepherd (off-stage)
Sean Rea
Conductor
Mark Elder
Venue
London Coliseum
Genre:
Opera in English
Orchestral & Concertos

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY

(1862-1918)

Pelleas and Melisande

154:49
Opera in five acts and fifteen scenes after the play by Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
Adapted by the composer
English translation by Hugh Macdonald
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I: 28:19
Scene 1
1.
[Introduction] -
2:14
2.
'I shall never find my way out of this forest' -
5:25
Golaud, Mélisande
3.
'I am Prince Golaud, grandson of old Arkel, King of Allemonde'
4:15
Golaud, Mélisande
Scene 2
4.
'This is what he has written to his brother Pelleas' -
3:47
Geneviève, Arkel
5.
'All this perhaps may move us strangely' -
2:58
Arkel, Geneviève
6.
'Who's that? Who has come in?' -
2:59
Arkel, Geneviève, Pelléas
Scene 3
7.
'The gardens seem enshrouded in night'
6:39
Mélisande, Geneviève, Pelléas, Sailors
Act II: 25:54
Scene 1
8.
'I wonder if you know where I have brought you' -
3:39
Pelléas, Mélisande
9.
'Was it also by a spring that he found you?' -
3:59
Pelléas, Mélisande
Scene 2
10.
'Ah, ah! All is well, it's nothing serious' -
2:56
Golaud, Mélisande
11.
'I'm… I am not very well' -
10:21
Mélisande, Golaud
Scene 3
12.
'Yes, this is it, we are here'
4:56
Pelléas, Mélisande
: 54:24
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III: 36:10
Scene 1
1.
'My hair's so long' -
5:51
Mélisande, Pelléas
2.
'Oh, oh! What's this?' -
5:18
Pelléas, Mélisande
3.
'What are you doing here?' -
3:38
Golaud, Pelléas
Scene 2
4.
'Be careful. Follow me, follow me' -
4:02
Golaud, Pelléas
Scene 3
5.
'Ah, at last I can breathe!' -
2:53
Pelléas, Golaud
6.
'Speaking of Melisande, I overheard what passed between you' -
2:55
Golaud
Scene 4
7.
'Come, let's sit down here together, Yniold' -
6:52
Golaud, Yniold
8.
'Oh look! Mama has lighted the lamp in her window'
4:35
Yniold, Golaud
: 36:10
COMPACT DISC THREE
Act IV: 36:55
Scene 1
1.
'Where are you going?' -
3:14
Pelléas, Mélisande
Scene 2
2.
'Now that Pelleas's father has recovered' -
6:25
Arkel, Mélisande
3.
'Pelleas leaves tonight' -
3:26
Golaud, Arkel, Mélisande
4.
'Don't keep putting your hand to your throat like that' -
5:01
Golaud, Arkel, Mélisande
Scene 3
5.
'Oh, this stone's so heavy!' -
4:04
Yniold, Shepherd
Scene 4
6.
'This is our last evening, our last evening' -
4:03
Pelléas, Mélisande
7.
'We came here a long time ago, I remember' -
1:59
Mélisande, Pelléas
8.
'It is as if your voice had come over the sea in the spring!' -
4:10
Pelléas, Mélisande
9.
'What is that noise? They're closing the gates!' -
1:46
Pelléas, Mélisande
10.
'There is someone here, just behind us'
2:43
Mélisande, Pelléas
Act V: 26:11
11.
'It would not be from such a little wound as this' -
7:56
Doctor, Arkel, Golaud, Mélisande
12.
'Melisande! Melisande!' -
6:57
Golaud, Mélisande
13.
'What have you done? You will kill her, Golaud' -
2:56
Arkel, Golaud, Mélisande
14.
'What is this? What are all these women doing here?' -
4:51
Golaud, Doctor, Arkel
15.
'What is that?'
4:29
Arkel, Doctor, Golaud
: 64:15
Solo: Sir John Tomlinson bass - Arkel
Solo: Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Geneviève
Solo: Robert Dean baritone - Pelléas
Solo: Neil Howlett baritone - Golaud
Solo: Eilene Hannan soprano - Mélisande
Solo: Rosanne Brackenridge soprano - Yniold
Solo: Sean Rea bass - Doctor, Shepherd (off-stage)
Sailors (off-stage), Serving Women (mute)
Choral: English National Opera Chorus
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
broadcast on 28 November 1981




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