Rolando makes his role debut in Pelléas et Mélisande at Staatsoper unter den Linden
On May 27, Rolando makes his role debut as Pelléas in Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Staatsoper unter den Linden.
Based on the drama by Flemish symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, the opera tells the tragic tale of the love triangle between half-brothers Golaud and Pelléas and the mysterious Mélisande. Debussy’s enigmatic music emphasizes the depths of the character’s psyches, exploring the subliminal desires of each character.
Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the production also features Michael Volle (Golaud), Marianne Crebassa (Mélisande) Anna Larsson (Geneviève), and Dominic Barberi (Arzt, Hirte). Returning to the Staatsoper repertoire after a ten-year break, the production is a revival of the groundbreaking production by Ruth Berghaus.