• Claude Debussy
  • Pelléas and Mélisande (1902)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Henry Grafton Chapman for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

    • Claude Debussy
    • Libretto based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck. English translation by Henry Chapman.
    • English

    Programme Note

    Cast List:
       ARKËL, King of Allemonde
       GENEVIÈVE, mother of Pelleas and Golaud
       PELLÉAS, grandson of Arkel
       GOLAUD, grandson of Arkel
       MÉLISANDE
       LITTLE YNIOLD, Golaud's son (by his first wife)
       A PHYSICIAN
       Servants, Poor People, etc.Synopsis:
    Set in the mythical land of Allemonde, Golaud discovers a mysterious maiden weeping in the forest. He takes her home and marries her. But his brother Pelléas is also transfixed by Mélisande, creating a well of unspoken emotion which stretches the family to breaking point.