Opera Night Saturday 12 July 2014
Tonight Bernard Clarke brings us to Théâtre de l'Archevêché for Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande recorded recently as part of the Aix-en-Provence Festival . Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera Chorus. Stephane Degout sings Pelleas, Barbara Hannigan is Melisande, Laurent Naouri is Golaud, Franz Josef Selig is Arkel, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo is Genevieve, Chloe Briot sings Yniold and Thomas Dear is the Doctor.
Bernard Clarke brings us Gounod's Faust from the Opera House in Lausanne. Paolo Fanale sings Doctor Faust, Kenneth Kellogg is Méphistophélès, Maria Katzarava is Marguerite, Régis Mengus is Valentin, Benoît Capt is Wagner, Carine Séchaye is Siebel, and Marina Viotti sings Marthe Schwerlein. Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts the Lausanne Opera Chorus and Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. (Paolo Fanale - Photo by Sandro Scalia)