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Parsifal’s message of hope? Even winter journeys come to an end.
Life comes with its wounds that we must learn to live with – this is what makes Wagner’s Parsifal such a deeply human work. No opera before it had ever been so far-removed from entertainment. Instead, the composer suffuses his expressive language with pain: when Kundry cries out like a wounded animal; in Parsifal’s outpouring of regret at the wasted years of his life; in the hate harbored by Klingsor, the outcast. With bells and trombones, Wagner holds masses for them, penetrating to the wintry depths of their souls before celebrating Good Friday, when the first flowers burst into bloom. In this opera the Berliner Philharmoniker have ample opportunity to draw upon their special strength: the unique individuality of each musician which colors every sound. This is what truly makes the difference – especially in this complete merging of orchestra, singers, and drama that is unique in opera and that Wagner achieves to a level of perfection unparalleled in any other work.

Photo: Monika Rittershaus

Performance ends at approximately 09:15 pmTickets available from 59 € to 360 €
  • Richard Wagner
    Parsifal – Sacred Festival Drama in three acts, libretto by Richard Wagner (270‘)

    In German with German and English surtitles

    • Sir Simon Rattle Musical direction
    • Dieter Dorn Director
    • Magdalena Gut Set Design
    • Monika Staykova Costume Design
    • Martin Gruber Choreography
    • Tobias Löffler Light
    • Berliner Philharmoniker
    • Stephen Gould Parsifal
    • Ruxandra Donose Kundry Updated on 2017/06/29
    • Franz-Josef Selig Gurnemanz
    • Gerald Finley Amfortas
    • Evgeny Nikitin Klingsor
    • Walter Fink Titurel
    • Neal Cooper, Guido Jentjens Grail Knights
    • Iwona Sobotka, Kiandra Howarth, Elisbaeth Jansson, Mari Eriksmoen, Ingeborg Gillebo, Kismara Pessatti Flowermaidens
    • Ingeborg Gillebo, Elisabeth Jansson, Neal Cooper, Iurie Ciobanu Esquires
    • Kismara Pessatti Voice from Above
    • Philharmonia Chor Wien Director: Walter Zeh
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