Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sergio A. Mims: Bass-baritones Eric Owens & Willard White Sing with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Debussy's 'Pelléas et Mélisande' May 14, 16 & 19, 2015

Sergio A. Mims writes:

Eric Owens [and Willard White]  will be singing a concert performance in Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande next month with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. of course i will be there.


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.

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