Richard Wagner

Parsifal


Festival play in three acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles
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In Parsifal, his final music drama, Wagner addresses the fear of earthly temptations and sinful desires by embedding them in a tale of redemption. The composer depicts this spiritual theme with a personal tone mixing religious and profane conceptions of love. “Just wait! Wagner’s not long for this world! A man who is capable of producing a thing of that order cannot have much time left on earth!” This was the reaction of the director of Leipzig’s theatre, who was particularly affected by the power of the sensual seduction dressed up as an Easter ceremony and the mysterious mixture of faith and music.
The Opera timed the staging of the new production specifically for the Christian Season. Responsible for its visual world is Sebastian Hannak, who also designed those of Porgy and Bess and The Fairy Queen. Artistic Director András Almási-Tóth will direct, and Principal Musical Director Balázs Kocsár will conduct.


Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
April 19, 2020
Start time
17:00
End time
22:00

Cast

Conductor
Balázs Kocsár
Amfortas
Michele Kalmandy
Titurel
István Rácz
Gurnemanz
Gábor Bretz
Parsifal
István Kovácsházi
Klingsor
Károly Szemerédy
Kundry
Andrea Szántó
First page
Eszter Zavaros
Second page
Anna Fürjes univ. stud.
Third page
János Szerekován
Fourth page
Gergely Ujvári
I/1st flower-maiden
Lilla Horti
II/2nd flower-maiden
Ildikó Megyimórecz
I/3rd flower-maiden
Lusine Sahakyan
II/1st flower-maiden
Rita Rácz
II/2nd flower-maiden
Sárközy Xénia
II/3rd flower-maiden
Melinda Heiter
A voice from above
Gabriella Balga

Credits

Librettist
Richard Wagner
Director
András Almási-Tóth
Production designer
Sebastian Hannak
Costume designer
Izsák Lili
Choreographer
Dóra Barta
Dramaturg
Enikő Perczel
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
April 10, 2020

Events

2020. April 10., Fri, 17:00
2020. April 13., Mon, 17:00
2020. April 16., Thu, 17:00
2020. April 19., Sun, 17:00
2020. May 28., Thu, 17:00
2020. May 30., Sat, 17:00