Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Blu-ray) | Bel Air BAC457

Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Blu-ray)

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Label: Bel Air

Cat No: BAC457

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 13th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Jacques Imbrailo
Corinne Winters
Kyle Ketelsen
Brindley Sherratt
Yvonne Naef
Damien Goritz
Charles Dekeyser
Reinhard Mayr
Zusatzchor der Oper Zurich
Sopralti der Oper Zurich
Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Alain Altinoglu

Works

Debussy, Claude

Pelleas et Melisande

Artists

Jacques Imbrailo
Corinne Winters
Kyle Ketelsen
Brindley Sherratt
Yvonne Naef
Damien Goritz
Charles Dekeyser
Reinhard Mayr
Zusatzchor der Oper Zurich
Sopralti der Oper Zurich
Philharmonia Zurich

Conductor

Alain Altinoglu

About

This new Pelléas et Mélisande from the Opernhaus Zürich should be remembered as one of Dmitri Tcherniakov’s most innovative production. Forget about the fountains, the caverns, the forest, the castles and the towers: here, the density of Maurice Maeterlinck’s and Claude Debussy’s symbolism becomes the starting point of an analytical journey into the human mind: it is now the psychoanalyst, ‘doctor’ Golaud, who has to uncover the secrets of Mélisande, an unfortunate and traumatized creature he brings home, and whose silence and puzzling attitude eventually bring him on the verge of insanity.

But this production is also the occasion for a reunion between Dmitri Tcherniakov and French conductor Alain Altinoglu, after the tremendous success of the Tchaikovsky dyptich Iolanta / The Nutcracker – arguably one of the most successful titles of the Bel Air Classiques catalogue. Their artistic complicity is intact: the precise, analytical but also nuanced and poetic baton of Altinoglu proves to be the best possible response to Tcherniakov’s subtle exploration of the human psychology. Corinne Winters, as Mélisande, Jacques Imbrailo, as Pelléas, and especially Kyle Ketelsen, as Golaud, embody with an incandescent realism these characters plagued by a form of evil and violence that we will never quite understand.

Cast:
- Arkel: Brindley Sherratt
- Pelléas: Jacques Imbrailo
- Golaud: Kyle Ketelsen
- Yniold: Damien Göritz
- A medic: Charles Dekeyser
- Mélisande: Corinne Winters
- Geneviève: Yvonne Naef
- Pelléas’s father: Reinhard Mayr

Stage director : Dmitri Tcherniakov

HD recording: Zurich Opera, May 2016
Directed for TV by Andy Sommer

Running time: 165 min.
Booklet: FR / ENG / GER
Original language: FR
Subtitles: FR / ENG / GER / SPA / JP / KOR
Video: Colour, 16/9, NTSC
Audio: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1

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