Pelléas et Mélisande discography

This is a discography of Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera by Claude Debussy. The premiere performance was at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 30 April 1902. The list includes all of the studio recordings and also some live performances available on audio CD and DVD.

Year Cast
(Pelléas, Mélisande, Golaud,
Arkel, Yniold, Geneviève)
Conductor,
Opera House and Orchestra
Label
Catalogue No.
1927 Charles Panzéra,
Yvonne Brothier,
Vanni Marcoux,
Willy Tubiana.
Piero Coppola
Grand Orchestre Symphonique du Grammophone
(Original by Victor/HMV)
CD: Pearl CD
Cat: 9300
CD: Andante
Cat: ANDCD3990
1928 Alfred Maguenat,
Marthe Nespoulous,
Hector Dufranne,
Armand Narçon,
??,
Claire Croiza
Georges Truc
Orchestra of l'Opera
(Original by Columbia Records)
CD: VAI CD
Cat: VAIA 1093
CD: Andante
Cat: ANDCD3990
1934 Edward Johnson,
Lucrezia Bori,
Ezio Pinza,
Léon Rothier,
Ellen Dalossy,
Ina Bourskaya
Louis Hasselmans
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: EJS
(live broadcast)
1942 Jacques Jansen,
Irène Joachim,
Henry Etchéverry,
Paul Cabanel,
Leila Ben Sedira,
Germaine Cernay
Roger Désormière,
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du
Conservatoire Paris
CD: EMI, Cat: 761 038-2
CD: Arkadia, Cat: 78018
CD: Grammofono, Cat: 2000 78727
(Studio recording)
1945 Martial Singher,
Bidu Sayão,
Lawrence Tibbett,
Alexander Kipnis,
Lillian Raimondi,
Margaret Harshaw
Emil Cooper,
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
CD: Walhall
Cat: WHL 27
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.110030-1
(live broadcast)
1951 Camille Maurane,
Suzanne Danco,
Henry Etchéverry,
André Vessières,
Marjorie Westbury,
Oda Slobodskaya
Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht,
Philharmonia Orchestra,
BBC Singers
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT31484
(Studio broadcast)
1951 Pierre Mollet,
Suzanne Danco,
Heinz Rehfuß,
André Vessières,
Flore Wend,
Hélène Bouvier
Ernest Ansermet,
Chœurs et Orchestre de la Suiss Romande
CD: Decca
Cat: 425 965-2
(Studio recording)
1953 Camille Maurane,
Janine Micheau,
Michel Roux,
Xavier Depraz,
Annick Simon,
Rita Gorr
Jean Fournet,
Orchestre Lamoureux
Chorale Élisabeth Brasseur [fr]
CD: Philips
Cat: 434 783-2
(Studio recording)
1954 Ernst Haefliger,
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,
Michel Roux,
Mario Petri,
Graziella Sciutti,
Christiane Gayraud
Herbert von Karajan,
RAI Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro di Roma
CD: Hunt
Cat: CDKAR 218
1956 Jacques Jansen,
Victoria de los Ángeles,
Gérard Souzay,
Pierre Froumenty,
Françoise Ogéas,
Jeannine Collard
André Cluytens,
Chœur et Orchestre National de France
CD: Testament
Cat: SBT 3051
(EMI studio recording)
1962 Jacques Jansen,
Micheline Grancher,
Michel Roux,
André Vessières,
Françoise Ogéas,
Solange Michel
Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht,
Chorale Lyrique de la RTF,
Orchestre National de la RTF
CD: Discque Montaigne
Cat: TCE 8710
(Studio recording)
1962 Pierre Mollet,
Julien Haas,
Victoria de los Ángeles,
Joseph Rouleau,
Ulga Chelavine,
Solange Michel
Jean Fournet,
Teatro Colón orchestra and chorus
CD: Ornamenti
Cat: FE 118
(live recording)
1964 Camille Maurane,
Erna Spoorenberg,
George London,
Guus Hoekman,
Rosine Brédy,
Josephine Veasey
Ernest Ansermet,
Gran Théâtre Chor Genf,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
CD: Decca
Cat: SET 277-9
(Studio recording)
1969 Henri Gui,
Jeannette Pilou,
Gabriel Bacquier,
Nicola Zaccari,
Adriana Martino,
Anna Reynolds
Lorin Maazel,
Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI
CD: GOP
Cat: 62 ; 711
1969 Éric Tappy,
Erna Spoorenberg,
Gérard Souzay,
Victor de Narké,
Anne-Marie Blanzat,
Arlette Chédel
Jean-Marie Auberson,
Grand Théâtre de Genève,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
Chor des Grand Théâtre de Genève
CD: Claves
Cat: 50-2416/16
1970 George Shirley,
Elisabeth Söderström,
Donald McIntyre,
David Ward,
Anthony Britten,
Yvonne Minton
Pierre Boulez,
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
CD: CBS
Cat: 77324
CD: Sony
Cat: 47265
1971 Nicolai Gedda,
Helen Donath,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,
Peter Meven,
Walter Gampert,
Marga Schiml
Rafael Kubelík,
Chor und Symphonieorchester des
Bayerischen Rundfunks
CD: Orfeo
Cat: 367 942
1978 Richard Stilwell,
Frederica von Stade,
José van Dam,
Ruggero Raimondi,
Christine Barbaux,
Nadine Denize
Herbert von Karajan,
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin,
Berliner Philharmoniker
CD: EMI
Cat: 749 350-2
(Studio recording) For details, see Pelléas et Mélisande (Herbert von Karajan recording)
1978 Claude Dormoy,
Michèle Command,
Gabriel Bacquier,
Roger Soyer,
Monique Pouradier-Duteil,
Jocelyne Taillon,
Serge Baudo,
Ensemble Vocal de Bourgogne,
Orchestre de Lyon
CD: Eurodisc
Cat: 300 096-445
CD: RCA
Cat:74321 32225-2
1979 Éric Tappy,
Rachel Yakar,
Philippe Huttenlocher,
François Loup,
Colette Alliot-Lugaz,
Jocelyne Taillon
Armin Jordan,
Chœurs et Orchestre National
de L'Opéra Monte Carlo
CD: Erato
Cat: 71296 ; 245 684-2
(Studio recording)
1986 Kurt Ollmann,
Frederica von Stade,
John Bröcheler,
Nicolai Ghiaurov,
Patrizia Pace,
Glenys Linos
Claudio Abbado,
Teatro alla Scala orchestra and chorus
CD: Opera D'Oro
Cat: OPD-1195
1987 François Le Roux,
Colette Alliot-Lugaz,
José van Dam,
Roger Soyer,
Françoise Golfier,
Jocelyne Taillon,
John Eliot Gardiner,
Chor & Orchester der Oper Lyon
DVD: Arthaus DVD
Cat: 100 100
1988 Malcolm Walker,
Eliane Manchet,
Vincent Le Texier,
Peter Meven,
Christian Fliegner,
Carol Yahr
John Carewe,
Chœurs de l'Opéra de Nice,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice
CD: Pierre Verany
Cat: 788 093-4
1990 Didier Henry,
Colette Alliot-Lugat,
Gilles Cachemaille,
Pierre Thau,
Françoise Golfier,
Claudine Carlson
Charles Dutoit,
Chœurs et Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
CD: Decca
Cat: 430 502-2
(Studio recording)
1991 François Le Roux,
Maria Ewing,
José van Dam,
Jean-Philippe Courtis,
Patricia Pace,
Christa Ludwig
Claudio Abbado,
Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic
Vienna State Opera Choir
CD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 435 344-2
(Studio recording)
1992 Neill Archer,
Alison Hagley,
Donald Maxwell,
Kenneth Cox,
Samuel Burkey,
Penelope Walker
Pierre Boulez,
Welsh National Opera orchestra and chorus
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon
Cat: 072 431 3 ; 072 431 1
1996 Gérard Théruel,
Mireille Delunsch,
Armand Arapian,
Gabriel Bacquier,
Françoise Golfier,
Hélène Jossoud
Jean-Claude Casadesus,
Opéra de Lille,
Orchestre National de Lille-Région
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Chorus
CD: Naxos
Cat: 8.660047-9
1998 Richard Croft,
Christiane Oelze,
John Tomlinson,
Gwynne Howell,
Jake Arditti,
Jean Rigby
Andrew Davis,
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
DVD: Warner Vision
Cat: 5046783262
DVD: Kultur Video
2000 Wolfgang Holzmair,
Anne Sofie von Otter,
Laurent Naouri,
Alain Vernhes,
Florence Couderc,
Hanna Schaer
Bernard Haitink,
Orchestre National d' Ile de France
Choeur de Radio France
CD: Naive (France)
Cat: V 4923
2003 Simon Keenlyside,
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson,
Gerald Finley,
John Tomlinson,
James Danner,
Nathalie Stutzmann
Bernard Haitink,
Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Concert performance, recorded on 18 October 2003
CD 2264
2004 Rodney Gilfry,
Isabel Rey,
Michael Volle,
László Polgár,
Eva Liebanu,
Cornelia Kallisch
Franz Welser-Möst
Zusatzchor Opernhaus Zürich
Orchester der Oper Zürich
DVD: TDK
Cat: DVWW-OPPEM
2009 Stéphane Degout,
Natalie Dessay,
Laurent Naouri,
Phillip Ens,
Beate Ritter,
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Bertrand de Billy
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
DVD: Virgin Classics
Cat: 6961379 1
2013 Jacques Imbrailo,
Michaela Selinger,
Vincent Le Texier,
Wolfgang Schöne,
Dominik Eberle,
Doris Soffel
Stefan Soltesz
Essener Philharmoniker
Opernchor des Aalto-Theaters
DVD: Arthaus
ASIN: B00FEMGCB0
2017 Christian Gerhaher,
Magdalena Kožená,
Gerald Finley,
Franz-Josef Selig,
Joshua Bloom,
Bernarda Fink
Simon Rattle
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
CD: LSO Live