EAMT Drama School, Opera Studio
On stage Heloise Bernard, Sander Sokk
"Pelléas and Mélisande" is an opera in five acts by Claude Debussy's, based on Maurice Maeterlinck's Symbolist play. The opera premiered in Paris, on 30 April 1902. "Pelléas and Mélisande" is a true masterpiece and one of the most important works of 20th-century musical history.
The plot is built around a love triangle. Prince Golaud finds a mysterious young woman, Mélisande, in the forest whom he decides to marry and bring back to his home. There Mélisande meets Pelléas, her husband's younger brother. The two soon become very attached to each other, arousing savage jealousy in Golaud. The story them culminates in the tragic deaths of the two lovers.
This adaption - "Pelléas-Mélisande" - is a fragment from the original opera, telling the story of young lovers, the ties that bound them together and the power that is voluntarily and passionately given away.