Debussy : Pelléas et Mélisande (Geneviève)


Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Septembre 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, 12 septembre 2015