Richard Wagner | Concert Staging

5 May - 12 Jun 2021

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Uncover the tale of the knights who guard the Holy Grail

Amfortas, lord of the Grail knights, suffers physically from a wound inflicted upon him by the sorcerer Klingsor, and spiritually from the burden of sin: he allowed himself to be seduced in Klingsor’s magical realm by a beautiful woman. With no cure to be found, the community of the Grail is threatened with disintegration. The only hope lies in a prophecy: that one day all may be redeemed by an innocent fool made wise by compassion.

Wagner said that Parsifal was his ‘farewell to the world’, and so it proved. It was his final opera, and the overwhelming power and beauty of his music reaches new heights of intensity in this work. This concert staging will be conducted by former Music Director Richard Farnes, whose performances of the Opera North Ring cycle in 2016 met with universal acclaim.

Supported by the Parsifal Circle


£20 to £70*
  • Leeds Town Hall
  • Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • Sage Gateshead
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Running time
Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes (including two intervals)

Sung in German with English titles

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Priority booking dates

Leeds Season Packages:
Full Season Package 12 March
Create Your Own Package
Friends & Patrons 17 March
All other customers 19 March

Leeds Single Tickets:
Bronze Patrons 2 April
Friends of Opera North 3 April
Under 30s members 6 April
Public booking 7 April

On sale dates to be confirmed.


Toby Spence


Katarina Karnéus


Brindley Sherratt


Robert Hayward


Eric Greene


Creative team

Richard Farnes


PJ Harris



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