Boston University Opera: Pelléas and Mélisande

  • Starts: 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 31, 2018
Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. | An opera in five acts with music by Claude Debussy| Conducted by William Lumpkin with Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker | Pelléas et Mélisande, based on Maeterlink’s symbolist play, tells a story of passion veiled in mystery set in an imaginary land in an unknown time. It is a love-triangle fraught with jealousy and human frailty ultimately ending in tragedy. Debussy’s evocative and rarely heard impressionist opera paints a psychological world full of hope and despair with haunting harmonies, penetrating melodies and lush orchestration. Sung in French with English supertitles | Approximate running time: 2 hours 40 minutes; Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre 219 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116; $20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, senior citizens | $10 CFA Membership | $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, subject to availability; Tickets: