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DVD "Pelléas et Mélisande" Aalto Theater Essen:

"Vincent le Texier is excellent as Golaud. He plays the role as clearly more mature - and, therefore, more alienated - than his wife and brother. However, the voice remains flexible and vigorous, muscular when necessary but deflated in the final act. He is showing himself to be a master in this tricky role; his performance in Paris was also top-notch."

Simon Thompson - Classical Music Reviews

"It's Golaud however and the tormented state of his mind filled with suspicion and fearful of betrayal, who asserts the most influence over how events are seen and is the direct agent of the tragedy that ensues. He's particularly sensitive to disturbances in the world of Allemonde - over-sensitive even. And yet in this production, as directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff and performed superbly by Vincent Le Texier, you can also sympathise with his Golaud. He is the injured party, he is tormented and to be pitied. I've seen Vincent Le Texier sing this role before, but never so soulfully and never so sensitive to the rhythms of the music that seem to be opening up his soul every time he speaks. He's the dark heart of this Pelléas et Mélisande, the personification of the Allemonde whose sense of order and solidity is broken down by the presence of Mélisande."

Keris Nine - OperaJournal