• Parsifal

    Opera

    Richard Wagner

    Opéra Bastille - from 24 May to 12 June 2022

  • Emilie Brouchon / OnP

    [TRAILER] PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner [TRAILER] PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner

  • Emilie Brouchon / OnP

    [EXTRAIT] PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner (Peter Mattei) [EXTRAIT] PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner (Peter Mattei)

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Parsifal

Opéra Bastille - from 24 May to 12 June 2022

Sales open on 14 December 2021 at 12h00

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Parsifal

Opera Richard Wagner

Sales open on 14 December 2021 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 24 May to 12 June 2022

5h10 with 2 intervals

Language : German

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 24 May 2022

About

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As of the prelude of Parsifal something magical takes place: a musical score with a sacred dimension, infused with esotericism and Buddhist and Christian references to convey a universal message, albeit a cryptic one. How are we to understand a work that we cross like a “forest of symbols”? Drawing on the legend of Percival and the Holy Grail as inspiration for his final opera, Wagner completes his reflexion on the struggle between good and evil and sows the seeds of the virtues of compassion and renunciation. Values which Richard Jones explores by confronting the moral rigour of a dogmatic community with the obscurantism of a deviant scientific ideology. Two worlds opposed to each other in every way other than an irrepressible attraction for illusions.

CHARACTERS

Amfortas: Priest and guardian of the Grail
Titurel: Amfortas’ father, founder of the community of the Knights of the Grail
Gurnemanz: Ageing knight of the Grail
Parsifal: Young man free from all sin
Klingsor: A malevolent knight, excluded from the community, and a magician
Kundry: Ambiguous character, sometimes serving Klingsor, sometimes serving the knights
Flower-girls: Malevolent women created by Klingsor

  • Opening
  • First part 100 mn
  • Intermission 45 mn
  • Second part 65 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Third part 70 mn
  • End

Quiz:Wagner vs. Cinema!

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Parsifal - Amfortas (Peter Mattei )

Parsifal - Gurnemanz (Günther Groissböck)

Parsifal - Kundry (Anja Kampe)

Parsifal - Parsifal (Andreas Schager)

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