Pelléas & Mélisande
August 4, 12, 17
Claude Debussy’s only complete opera, Pelléas & Mélisande - an opera about a tragic love triangle - which premiered in 1902 to immediate acclaim and remains a hallmark of 20th century opera.
Director and choreographer Keturah Stickann makes her West Edge debut having directed productions around the country, most notably at San Diego Opera. She was the choreographer and movement director for the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick, subsequently seen at San Francisco Opera.
Based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s eponymous symbolist play, Pelléas & Mélisande will be adapted for chamber ensemble by West Edge Music Director, Jonathan Khuner who will also conduct.
The opera will be performed in the original French with English supertitles.
Kendra Broom and Frederica von Stade (Flicka) : Two Mélisandes – and old friends – in conversation
Scenic Designer: Chad Owens
Lighting Designer: Michael Oesch
Costume Designer: Alina Bokovikova
Projection Designer: Jeremy Knight
Stage Director: Keturah Stickann