Sunday 25 Jun 2017, 5.55pmGarsington Opera, Stokenchurch

Jac van Steen conductor

Jonathan McGovern Pelléas

Andrea Carroll Mélisande

Paul Gay Golaud

Brian Bannatyne-Scott Arkel

Susan Bickley Geneviève

William Davies Yniold

Dingle Yandell Doctor

Joseph Padfield Shepherd

Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande

Prince Golaud finds a mysterious young woman in the forest and delights in making her his wife. A dangerous love triangle emerges as she grows perilously close to his brother, Pelléas.

Director Michael Boyd and Set Designer Tom Piper return with Jac van Steen conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in its Garsington debut; together they explore Debussy's dream world of shadows and secrets. Garsington Opera takes place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion at Wormsley within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London. A quintessentially English experience, Garsington is renowned for its acclaimed opera, leisurely dinner interval and intimate auditorium in a stunning landscape.

This concert is part of the Garsington Opera series