Golaud

Golaud

jealousy leads to the murder of his brother, Pelléas. [Fr. Opera: Debussy, Pelléas and Mélisande, Westerman, 196]
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Gerald Finley's Golaud is excellent - a match for Karajan's Jose van Dam and Dutoit's Gilles Cachemaille (Decca).
In a uniformly strong cast, the standout was baritone Gunter Papendell as Golaud, absolutely uncompromising and compelling as the older brother who cannot contain his jealousy nor comprehend his young wife's unhappiness.
La prego di esagerare la triste e toccante malinconia di Golaud .
Based on Maurice Maeterlinck's symbolist allegory of the triangular relationship between Melisande, a mysterious lost soul, and the halfbrothers Golaud and Pelleas, the opera is a fairytale without a happy ending.
Based on Maurice Maeterlinck's symbolist allegory of the triangular relationship between Melisande, a mysterious lost soul, and the half-brothers Golaud and Pelleas, the opera is a fairytale without a happy ending.
His Symphonie is primarily composed of Debussy's orchestral interludes, and given the predominance of themes associated with Golaud, Barthel-Calvet wryly notes that it could easily have been titled the Golaud el Melisande Symphonie.
Al igual que Golaud encuentra a Melisandre despues de haberse perdido en una caceria -en la famosa opera de Claude Debussy-, Huactzin (rey de Cuauhtitlan) encuentra a su futura esposa Itztolpanxochitl (hija de Cocox, rey de Culhuacan) durante una expedicion cinegetica (Anales de Cuauhtitlan 1945: 27; 1992: 31; 1992b: 63-64).
Gerald Finley, in the very grateful role of Golaud, projected that combination of blind anguish and sudden rage that makes up his tortured soul-Debussy's Wotan
12) In contrast to the other principal characters, Golaud (rhythm), Arkel (harmony), and Pelleas (mode), Melisande takes on a superior role in Debussy's composition as the driving force behind the interweaving structure of musical and dramatic themes.
The 'principal theme', when it comes - the theme celebrating Golaud and Melisande's marriage - is then in a key other than the tonic, namely F major (a key we might have expected for the subordinate theme).
Her sadness and charm win her first the sympathy and then the love of Pelleas, Golaud 's brother.
My guess: at the stepped-up pace of Madores career, he'll be singing Golaud before he's 40.