17.09.2023–07.04.2024 / Opera

Parsifal

Richard Wagner
Fri 29.03.2024
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
17:00 - 22:00
Opera
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Dates
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17:00 - 22:00
For the last time this season Opera
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Content
Spectacularly set to music Grail epic about temptation, compassion and redemption
Bühnenweihfestspiel in three acts
Music and text by Richard Wagner
In German with surtitles
approx. 5 hours, two intervals
For all from 16 upwards
The king dies. Amfortas, leader of the Grail Brotherhood, is tormented by a wound that will not heal - beaten by his arch-enemy Klingsor, to whom he also lost the Holy Spear of Christ guarded by the community. Day after day, the Grail Knights must watch helplessly as Amfortas perishes from his pain and guilt. Only a prophecy gives them hope: a "pure fool" will one day redeem the stricken king through his compassion and win back for them the Holy Spear guarded by the fallen Grail Knight Klingsor in his magic garden. Then Parsifal knocks at the gates of the Grail Castle...

The well-known director Michael Thalheimer ("Othello", "Macbeth") tells Wagner's last, monumental stage work in his usual suspenseful visual language reduced to the essential.

"Parsifal' without overwhelming pathos, without towering symbolism, without political actualisation, without apocalyptic prophecy. [...] It is possible: a miracle of omission." Manuel Brug / Die Welt

Co-production with the Grand Théâtre de Genève

Musikalische Leitung
Inszenierung
Bühne
Kostüme
Chorleitung
Cast
Parsifal
Gurnemanz
Kundry
Amfortas
Klingsor
Titurel
Erster Gralsritter
Zweiter Gralsritter
1. Knappe
2. Knappe
3. Knappe
Blumenmädchen 1/1
Blumenmädchen 1/2
Blumenmädchen 1/3
Blumenmächen 2/1
Blumenmädchen 2/2
Blumenmädchen 2/3 / Stimme aus der Höhe
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