This month, Brian Mulligan sings Golaud in Olivier Py’s new production of Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy), part of the 2019 Holland Festival at the Dutch National Opera. Based on a symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck about a vicious love triangle entangling two brothers and one woman, Debussy’s work is regarded as an impressionist masterpiece and it is the only opera the composer completed.

Performances will take place on June 5, 8, 12, 16, 18, 23 & 27, with Mulligan joining a starry cast including  Paul Appleby and Elena Tsallagova in the title roles, Peter Rose as Arkel, Gregor Hoffmann & Maximilian Leicher as Le Petit Yniold, Michael Wilmering as Le médicin, Katia Ledoux as Geneviève, and Frederik Bergman as Le berger. Stéphane Denève leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.