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Opéra Bastille - from 13 to 23 May 2018


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Opera Richard Wagner

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Opéra Bastille - from 13 to 23 May 2018

5h10 with 2 intervals

Language : German

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 13 May 2018


In few words:

From the prelude of Parsifal onwards, we are under a spell cast by music of sacred dimensions, tinged with esotericism and Buddhist and Christian references bearing a universal yet sibylline message. How do we comprehend a work that we must traverse like a forest of symbols? Who is Parsifal?
The ultimate incarnation of the new man on whom Wagner meditated all his life? Beginning with the legend of Percival and the Holy Grail, the composer brought his reflections on the fight between good and evil to their ultimate conclusion from which are born the virtues of compassion and renunciation, Richard Jones takes up the challenge of unifying time and space in the composer’s final operatic gesture: Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel or festival play for the consecration of the stage, unique in its beauty.


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Media coverage

  • Le ténor a une projection et une éloquence inouïes, la soprano un lyrisme et une intensité incandescents, le baryton une palette expressive tout entière au service de l'incarnation.

    Christian Merlin, Le Figaro, 15.05.2018
  • Sonorités superbes, délié des cordes et chant des bois impeccables, nuances d’un constant raffinement, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris prouve une fois encore que l’écriture wagnérienne et ses sortilèges instrumentaux lui permettent de se hisser parmi les plus envoûtantes phalanges symphoniques.

    Emmanuelle Giuliani, La Croix 15.05.2018
  • La caractérisation de cet unique personnage féminin, magistralement interprété par Anja Kampe (tour à tour sauvageonne, mère séductrice et Marie-Madeleine d’une beauté confondante), est précisément l’une des grandes réussites du spectacle.

    Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde 15.05.2018

About the work


  • With the exceptional support of Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier

Ce spectacle sera retransmis sur France Musique le 3 juin 2018 à 20h.

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