The highly acclaimed cast is led by Denise Duval, the pre-eminent French soprano of her day. The internationally renowned conductor Vittorio Gui conducts the RPO. This recording is taken from the last opera directed by Carl Ebert and this production of Pelléas et Mélisande was considered by many to be his best ever.
Recorded live at Glyndebourne in the summer of 1963.
Sung in the original French. Booklet contains full libretto in French, Italian, English and German, with synopses in English, French and German.
Composer: Claude Debussy
Conductor: Vittorio Gui, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast: Michel Roux, Denise Duval, Anna Reynolds, Guus Hoekman, Hans Wilbrink, Rosine Brédy, John Shirley-Quirk. The Glyndebourne Chorus.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
“At Glyndebourne, Vittorio Gui’s vivid dramatic approach makes it one of those waking dreams which is more real than waking itself - helped by the powerful projection of the main characters by an outstanding cast, particularly Hans Wilbrink as Pelléas and Denise Duval as Mélisande.” Radio Times