Claude Debussy

Achille Claude Debussy was born 22 August, 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France and was the oldest of 5 children. At the age of 7 he began taking piano lessons and at the age of 10 he entered the Paris Conservatoire and studied there for 11 years. 


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Musical StyleEdit

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (complet - ST fr-eng-de-it-esp)

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (complet - ST fr-eng-de-it-esp)

Debussy's one and only opera that has become an important part of 20th century music.

Pellèas el MèlisandeEdit

Debussy's one and only opera. It is an opera in 5 acts about a love triangle between Prince Golaud, Mèlisande, and Pellèas. The opera premiered at the Operà-Comique (a theater company) in Paris, France on 30 April 1902 with Jean Perier as Pellèas and Mary Garden as Mèlisande. Even though it was his only opera it is considered a landmark in 20th century music.