Debussy's Melisande

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Debussy's opera Pelleas et Melisande tells of a princess from a strange land who brings light into a dark world. This book recounts the opera's creation, and the stormy relationship between the composer and Maurice Maeterlinck, author of the original play. It also celebrates the three women who first embodied Debussy's heroine, their resilience in adapting to this strange new music, and their willingness to seize the opportunities offered by the emerging technologies of recording, radio and film.

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Debussy's Melisande

Debussy's Melisande

The Lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte

Hardback360pp Illustrated240x162mm

9781843834595     Product Code: 292968

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Debussy's opera Pelleas et Melisande tells of a princess from a strange land who brings light into a dark world. This book recounts the opera's creation, and the stormy relationship between the composer and Maurice Maeterlinck, author of the original play. It also celebrates the three women who first embodied Debussy's heroine, their resilience in adapting to this strange new music, and their willingness to seize the opportunities offered by the emerging technologies of recording, radio and film.

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