Parsifal

Richard Wagner

Opéra Bastille - from 27 April to 23 May 2018

Parsifal

Opera in three acts

Music
Richard Wagner
Libretto
Richard Wagner

In German

Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Richard Jones
Amfortas
Peter Mattei
Titurel
Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Gurnemanz
Günther Groissböck
Klingsor
Evgeny Nikitin
kundry
Anja Kampe
Parsifal
Andreas Schager
Zwei gralsritter
Gianluca Zampieri
Luke Stoker
Vier Knappen
Alisa Jordheim
Megan Marino
Michael Smallwood
Franz Gürtelschmied
Klingsors zaubermädchen
Anna Siminska
Katharina Persicke
Judita Nagyova
Alexandra Steiner
Tamara Banjesevic
Marie‑Luise Dressen
Eine alstimme aus der höhe
Daniela Entcheva
Set design
Ultz
Costume design
Ultz
Lighting design
Mimi Jordan Sherin
Choreography
Lucy Burge
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Chœur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris

French and English surtitles

about


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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