Performances
16, 18, 22, 25, 27 June 2017
1, 7 July 2017
Start time 5.55pm

Pre-performance Talk
Sunday 18 June, 4.30pm

Prince Golaud finds a mysterious young woman in the forest and makes her his wife. Returning with her to his kingdom of shadows and secrets, a dangerous love triangle emerges as she grows perilously close to his brother, Pelléas. 

The only opera completed by Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande evokes a claustrophobic environment in which a world beyond hardly exists. It is shot through with shimmering beauty and iridescent colours, creating an opera of intense hypnotic allure. 

Michael Boyd and Tom Piper (director and designer of Eugene Onegin, 2016) return with Jac van Steen (Intermezzo, 2015), who conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in its Garsington debut. Jonathan McGovern and Andrea Carroll make their Garsington debuts in the title roles. 

Pelléas
Jonathan McGovern
Mélisande
Andrea Carroll
Golaud
Paul Gay
Arkel
Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Geneviève
Susan Bickley
Conductor
Jac van Steen
Director
Michael Boyd
Designer
Tom Piper
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
June
Friday 16 June
Sunday 18 June
Thursday 22 June
Sunday 25 June
Tuesday 27 June
Saturday 1 July
Friday 7 July