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11 Oct 2005

Pelléas et Mélisande in Glasgow,11712,1589079,00.html

Andrew Clements [The Guardian, 11 October 2005]

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has a new music director, the 33-year-old Frenchman Stéphane Denève, and this season's programmes have a certain freshness, with Denève's imprint clear to see. He is certainly putting his French connections to good use: a predominantly French-speaking cast had been assembled for this performance, including Natalie Dessay, who was singing the role of Mélisande for the first time.

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