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Parsifal: Opéra National de Paris

About the Event

Witness the magnitude of opera repertoire and let yourself fall under the spell of Wagner's Parsifal, a work of unique beauty and grandiose dimensions.

Philosophical and layered in symbols, Parsifal, loosely based on the epic poem of the Arthurian knight Percival and his quest for the Holy Grail, is a meditation on the fight between good and evil. Wagner conceived his work as a 'Bühnenweihfestspiel', a word that can be translated as 'A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage', indicating the majestic nature of the work. A true challenge for any director, Richard Jones completes this new production with a triumphant grace alongside conductor Simone Young.

In German with French and English surtitles

Cast / Production

Conductor: Simone Young
Director: Richard Jones
Set and costume design: Ultz
Lighting design: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Choreography: Lucy Burge
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Amfortas: Iain Paterson
Titurel: Reinhard Hagen
Gurnemanz: Kwangchul Youn
Klingsor: Falk Struckmann
Kundry: Marina Prudenskaya
Parsifal: Simon O'Neill
Two Knights of the Grail: Neal Cooper, William Thomas
Four Squires: Tamara Banjesevic, Marie‐Andrée Bouchard‐Lesieur, Tobias Westman, Maciej Kwaśnikowski

Klingsor's Magician Girls: Tamara Banjesevic, Marie‐Andrée Bouchard‐Lesieur, Claudia Huckle, Kseniia Proshina, Andrea Cueva Molnar, Ramya Roy

An Alto Voice From the Height: Claudia Huckle

Orchestra and Choirs of the Opéra national de Paris

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