Salonen Conducts 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.