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This review is from: Pelléas et Mélisande, opera by Claude Debussy (Theater an der Wien 2009) [DVD] [NTSC] (DVD)
Not many people would watch this Symbolist play in the original French but when Debussy sets most of the original text to music he creates a substantial work which non-French speakers can enjoy.
Picture quality 4 - looks like digital video cameras have been used.
Sound quality 5
Sets 4 - symbolist sets on a revolving stage allows for a quick change between the many scenes of this opera.
Music making (orchestra) 5 - there are many orchestra only musical links between scenes. The camera moves to the orchestra at these times.
Direction (camera work) 5
Singing 5 - Pelleas 3, Melisande 5, Golaund 5, Arkel 5
Costumes 3 - late 19th century clothing.
Recommended watching if you enjoy modern symbolist staging.