[ New production ]
Scenic festival in three acts
Libretto by the composer
Coproduction with the Tokyo Nikikai
Musical Director Marko Letonja Stage Director Amon Miyamoto Stage set Boris Kudlicka Costumes Kaspar Glarner Lighting Felice Ross Video Bartek Macias
Amfortas Markus Marquardt Titurel Konstantin Gorny Gurnemanz Ante Jerkunica Klingsor Simon Bailey Parsifal Thomas Blondelle Kundry Christianne Stotijn Ecuyers Tristan Blanchet, Thomas Kiechle, Claire Péron, Michaela Schneider Filles-Fleurs Marta Bauzà, Julie Goussot, Claire Péron, Michaela Schneider, Francesca Sorteni, Anaïs Yvoz Chevaliers du Graal Gautier Joubert, Moritz Kallenberg Voix du ciel Michaela Schneider Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Chœur de l'Opéra de Dijon, Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg - Maîtrise de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Parsifal is a monument, both in Richard Wagner's artistic career as well as in the history of music. The ultimate opera of a composer driven by the desire for a unique union between theater and music, a form of elevation, Parsifal wanders towards redemption on a path between paganism and Christianity. Drawing from medieval legends, Wagner lets Parsifal undergo trials and tribulations as he evolves from innocence to an understanding of the incomprehensible -- among a community of Christian knights or with Klingsor and his flower-maidens, the most beautiful of which is the troubled Kundry, who is both soothing and toxic. This extreme character makes Parsifal conscious of himself and his mission.
Who is Parsifal today? What spiritual journey can the play induce in the mind of a child who hears this story? Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and his team, who produced The Golden Pavilion in the spring of 2018, are seeking to answer these questions. Marko Letonja is conducting this work for the first time with the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg.
Overtitled in French, German