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Claude Debussy

Pelleas and Melisande

Palais Theatre
11 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

A love too great for this world

When Golaud finds Melisande in the woods, alone and with a mysterious past, he claims her as his wife. After she meets his brother Pelleas, however, a secret love simmers between them while Golaud’s suspicions deepen. A family slowly corrodes as their tragic fates inevitably take hold.

Discover the haunting beauty of Pelleas and Melisande, the only opera from Claude Debussy. This symbolist masterpiece fuses text, ethereal harmonies and floating instrumental colour with an atmospheric poetry unlike any other work.

Hear the crystalline purity of Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg alongside celebrated tenor Angus Wood, in Debussy’s mesmerising opera.

Composer Claude Debussy
Librettist Maurice Maeterlinck

Performance dates and times

Thursday 11 October 7:30pm
Saturday 13 October 7:30pm*

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus interval.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Patrons' Pre-show Drinks Thursday 11 October
Tactile Tour Saturday 13 October

*Audio described performance

Cast & Crew

Creative team

Conductor Richard Mills
Director Elizabeth Hill
Set and Costume Design Candice MacAllister
Lighting Design Joseph Mercurio


Golaud Samuel Dundas
Pelleas Angus Wood
Arkel David Parkin
Melisande Siobhan Stagg
Genevieve Liane Keegan
Doctor Timothy Newton
Yniold Sophia Wasley
Shepherd Stephen Marsh


ANAM Orchestra

Book Tickets

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Single Ticket Prices - Available Monday 30 October

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Key Dates 

Subscriptions on sale - Wednesday 27 September 2017
Single Tickets on sale - Monday 30 October 2017

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In association with

Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)