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  • Daniele Gatti 660296BADG ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala
  • Matthias Hartmann  659442BADG ph Brescia e Amisano
  • Bernard Richter 17 01 Kiran West SITO
  • Marcus Werba 01 gregeff
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 4 to 24 April 2020
Claude Debussy

Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

New Teatro alla Scala production

Conductor Daniele Gatti
Staging Daniele Abbado
Collaborator of the stage director Boris Stetka
Sets and lights Gianni Carluccio
Revived by Angelo Linzalata
Costumes Francesca Livia Sartori


Pelléas Bernard Richter
Golaud Markus Werba
Arkel Nicolas Testé
Le petite Yniold Caterina Sala
Un médecin/Berger Vladimir Sazdovski 
Mélisande Patricia Petibon
Geneviève Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo



Claude Debussy’s masterpiece, associated at La Scala with the memory of the antithetical readings of Claudio Abbado and Georges Prêtre, who conducted its last performance in 2005, marks the return to the Piermarini stage of Daniele Gatti after the success of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in 2017. The Milanese conductor thus adds an important new piece to his La Scala repertoire, which ranges from Rossini to Verdi, Wagner and Berg. Originally staged in Florence at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the production by Daniele Abbado with sets by Gianni Carluccio features an evocative, abstract structure reflecting the score’s imaginative symbolism. On stage we find an outstanding cast with strong singing and acting skills, including the highly sensitive Patricia Petibon alongside Bernard Richter and Markus Werba.