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Monika Ritterhaus

Komische Oper Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande – Mes longs cheveux 

Extracts

The illicit love between Pelléas (Dominik Köninger) and his sister-in-law Mélisande (Nadja Mchantaf) never materialises in Debussy’s opera, and the viewer - as well as Golaud, the rightful husband - is left wondering if their passion is ever consommated. In one of the most suspenseful scenes of Pelléas and Mélisande, as Mélisande's hair inundates him from a window above, Pélleas holds it and wraps it around his neck.