Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (Geneviève)


Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, September 2015


All in all, the singing was superb. Marie-Nicole Lemieux’s appearance as Geneviève, Golaud and Pelléas’ mother, was a little more than a cameo role, but she made her presence felt by projecting an irresistible air of majestic authority. Her warmth and éclat added life to the cold and dreary world of Arkel’s castle. Her soothing, fulsome and plush tone provided maternal reassurance and stability to a family in sickness and doubt.

Alan Yu | Bachtrack, September 12, 2015

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande


Musical director – Kent Nagano


Mélisande – Hélène Guilmette
Pelléas – Bernard Richter
Golaud – Philippe Sly
Arkel – Nicolas Testé
Geneviève – Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Yniold – Florie Valiquette
Un médecin et un berger – Hugo Laporte


Chœur de l’OSM
Chorus master – Andrew Megill