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Je suis heureuse ici

This week, Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has been unusually generous, sharing a performance of Pelléas et Mélisande featuring the dream pairing of Simon Keenlyside and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  

Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Symphony Hall, Boston
18 October 2003

Mélisande – Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Pelléas – Simon Keenlyside
Golaud – Gerald Finley
Arkel – John Tomlinson
Geneviève – Nathalie Stutzmann
Yniold – James Danner


  • -Ed. says:

    I miss LHL every day.

    • Tamino says:

      Thanks for posting this!

      I kick myself for not having gone to these performances when I had a chance, and also her final Gurrelieder performances with BSO.

      But I was fortunate to have heard her many times, and to have been a chorister in many of her performances at Emmanuel Music and elsewhere.

      RIP, Lorraine.

  • Krunoslav says:


    I am *not* happy here, Valter. I vant to be back in Silesia. Here they tolerate poor people and cripples in the castle. Not like the old days! And vat is the obsession with long hair, if it is not blonde??? Other hair has practical applications. One doesn’ t lose rings-- one melts them down. And just how was la Joachim (given her ancestry) allowed to escape my comrades?

  • kashania says:

    What a marvelous performance. Thank you Marianne and La Cieca (as always).