Our thrilling 360° concert staging of Wagner’s Parsifal is now open in Leeds! Here’s what some of the audience has had to say so far…
— Tony McKenna (@TonyMcKen) June 4, 2022
Extraordinary production, quite brilliant. The first time I have properly understood the ending of Act 1. Gurnemanz, Klingsor, Kundry excellent. Orchestra sublime. An extremely powerful emotional experience.
— Tim Cooper (@thegreatbelzoni) June 2, 2022
Absolutely superb! Breath-catching, tear-inducing, powerful and beautiful. Loved it!
— lee avison (@leeavison) June 2, 2022
— Matthew Badham (@maljambon) June 1, 2022
Last night’s Parsifal @Opera_North great company achievement. Richard Farnes, orch & chor surpassed themselves & Sam Brown’s staging told the story with ingenious simplicity, using the stage’s height & theatre’s upper levels as effectively as I’ve heard outside Bayreuth 😀
— Santa Margherita Pagliaia di Europa 🇪🇺 (@hugh_canning) June 2, 2022
Quite amazing. That’s my first thought. Well done and thank you. I never thought I’d be able to approach Wagner at all but I’ve seen ON productions of the Ring Cycle and Parsifal and loved them all!
— Steve Llewellyn (@SteveLlewellyn4) June 1, 2022
Absolutely adored it! Thanks to @francis_finlay. All my memories of teaching grail legends came vividly to life this evening. Was wonderful to have the orchestra so fully integrated into the performance and staging. Loved everything and especially the living grail at the end 🏆
— Emma Cayley 谷曦 (@emmacayley) June 1, 2022
One of those evenings @Opera_North for #ONParsifal tonight. Incredible musicianship from orchestra, chorus & soloists, led by Farnes the phenomenal. Direction & scenography created 360° exposure to score & the strange world of the Grail. Staggering, unsettling, unmissable.
— Dr Kara McKechnie 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇩🇪 (@DrKMcK) June 1, 2022
— Adrian (@Adrian_Specs) June 4, 2022
@Opera_North @GrandTheatreLS1 Sublime #Parsifal last night … wonderful performances from orchestra, soloists & chorus, intense & powerful production. Unforgettable experience. Congratulations on another #Wagner triumph to add to #ONRing #Wagneritis
— 🎶Karen Hall 🎵💙💛 (@KaggyJH) June 5, 2022
— James Connelly (@JamesConne) June 5, 2022
I loved every minute of #ONParsifal at Leeds @GrandTheatreLS1 with @Opera_North. Superb orchestral work conducted by Richard Farnes, and excellent performances all around, very especially the awesome Gurnemanz of @brinsherratt. What an absolute treat!
— José A. Pérez Díez (@JoseAPerezDiez) June 4, 2022
Just out of tonight’s performance. Thank you for a transcendent experience. And for giving Kundry absolutely clear purpose/presence in Act 3. The three of them quietly preparing for everything to change, while sublime music pours from RF and the orchestra. Revelatory & truthful.
— Simon Seligman (@oybat) June 4, 2022