Siobhan Stagg spoke to  Limelight  during pre-production on  Pelléas et Mélisande

M y first real encounter with Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisandewas at the Hamburg State Opera a couple of years ago, with Simone Young conducting. I remember being totally captivated by Christiane Karg as Mélisande. The production was classic, beautiful and told the story, and I was just blown away.

I preface that by saying there must have been an encounter beforehand. I was sorting through boxes of...

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