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Salonen Conducts Debussy

May16
7:00 PM
Debussy
Saturday, May 16, 2015

When Debussy attended the first performance of Maeterlinck’s play Pelléas et Mélisande in 1893, he was as intrigued by its elusive love story as he was spellbound by its profound humanity. He went on to compose an opera that captured and, ultimately, surpassed the play’s poetry by enriching all its magic, mystery and gossamer delicacy with his own diaphanous scoring.

This program is part of the 2015 Reveries and Passions Festival.

The CSO is grateful to Julie and Roger Baskes, lead sponsors of our Reveries and Passions Festival.

The appearance of the Chicago Symphony Chorus is made possible by a generous gift from Jim and Kay Mabie.

Program

  • Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande

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Series Information

This performance is part of the:

Saturday B Series >
Saturday H Series >
Saturday B 9SS Series >

Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Steven Rings.
30 minute run-time.

Thurs., May 14, 6 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Sat., May 16, 6 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tues., May 19, 6 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

Performers

Christine Rice
mezzo-soprano (Mélisande)
Stéphane Degout
baritone (Pelléas)
Eric Owens
bass-baritone (Golaud)
Willard White
bass-baritone (Arkel)
Elodie Méchain
mezzo-soprano (Geneviève)
Chloé Briot
soprano (Yniold)
David Govertsen
bass (Un médecin/Le berger)
Duain Wolfe
chorus director

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