DEBUSSY: His Letters and His Music

World premiere of Debussy: His Letters and His Music — Celebrated soprano Julia Migenes returns to the Odyssey with an exploration of the life of this great composer: his youth, his great wit and his constant battle with the more conservative musical world. Debussy's actual letters lead into his music in this new stage biography. Accompanied on piano by Manuel Arellano and directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak.
Written and Performed by Julia Migenes
Letters by Claude Debussy
Music by Claude Debussy, Gioachino Rossini, César Franck, Johann Sebastian Bach,
Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Carl Czerny
Performed and Conceived by Julia Migenes
Accompanist Manuel Arellano
Directed by Peter Medak
Lighting Designer Bosco Flanagan
Script Consultant Jessica Allegra
Produced by Beth Hogan
Stage Manager Jennifer Palumbo
Presented by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Ron Sossi, artistic director


"Berceuse héroïque" 

"Clair de lune" from Suite bergamasque

"De l'aube à midi sur la mer" from La mer

"Golliwog's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner

"Il pleure dans mon cœur" from Ariettes oubliées 

"Jardins sous la pluie" from Estampes

"La Danza" from Les soirées musicales by Gioachino Rossini

"L'âme évaporée" from Deux Romances

"L'ombre des arbres" from Ariettes oubliées 


"Pelléas et Mélisandre"

"Piano Trio No.1 in F# minor" by César Franck

"Prelude in E major" from Das wohltemperierte Klavier Book II by Johann Sebastian Bach

"Prelude in E minor" from Preludes, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin

"Prelude" from Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner


"Reflects dans l'eau" from Images Book 1


"Spleen" from Ariettes oubliées

"Study No.3 Clearness in Rapidity" from The Art of Finger Dexterity by Carl Czerny

"The Little Shepherd" from Children's Corner

"Voiles" from Préludes Book 1

"Walkürenritt" from Die Walküre by Richard Wagner

"A REAL TREAT... delves into the heart and soul"
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"ENCHANTING... Julia Migenes clearly loves her audience and the audience responds in kind... Manuel Arellano at the piano accompanies the readings with exquisite expression... a fine homage to the life and works of Claude Debussy"
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"Wonderful piano accompaniment provided by Manuel Arellano."
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"Her portrayal of Debussy’s life gives a lesson in artistic integrity."
An interview with singer Julia Migenes and director Peter Medak.
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