Conductor Vittorio Gui, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast Michel Roux, Denise Duval, Anna Reynolds, Guus Hoekman, Hans Wilbrink, Rosine Brédy, John Shirley-Quirk.
The highly acclaimed cast is led by Denise Duval, the pre-eminent French soprano of her day. The internationally renowned conductor Vittorio Gui conducts the RPO. This recording is taken from the last opera directed by Carl Ebert and this production of Pelléas et Mélisande was considered by many to be his best ever.
Reviews/Awards Classic FM magazine, 5*, The Evening Standard, 4*, BBC Music Magazine, 4*. BBC Radio 3 CD review, Telerama, 4F rating, Opèra magazine no 42, Diamond Opera
Recorded live at Glyndebourne in the summer of 1963
3 CD set, total playing time 164 minutes.
Sung in the original French. Booklet contains full libretto in French, Italian, English and German, with synopses in English, French and German.