May 2, 4, 6, 2017
Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH
Music by Claude Debussy
Libretto adapted from the play by Maurice Maeterlinck
Directed by Yuval Sharon
Music Direction by Franz Welser-Möst
Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra
Sharon's production with The Cleveland Orchestra of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande used a glass enclosure to tell the enigmatic tale of characters who can be seen, yet are trapped and isolated from one another. The glass box filled with fog that at times obscured the actors. Projections and several other technologies gave the impression of a constantly shifting world surrounding the singer-actors.