Pelléas et Mélisande


Debussy, Claude

Inhalt: Pelléas et Mélisande, often percieved as an opera of understatement and half-lights, is transformed by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra into an intense, but still mysterious drama of seething passions. As the powerful yet tortured Golaud, José van Dam is heard in perhaps his greatest role, while the poetic Richard Stilwell as his half-brother falls under the spell of Frederica von Stade, enigmatically sensuous as Mélisande.