Parsifal

Richard Wagner | Concert Staging

5 May - 12 Jun 2021

Dates & venues

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

#ONParsifal

Price
£20 to £70*
Venues
  • 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)

Language
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

Tour:
On sale dates to be confirmed.

Cast

Toby Spence

Parsifal

Katarina Karnéus

Kundry

Brindley Sherratt

Gurnemanz

Robert Hayward

Amfortas

Eric Greene

Klingsor

Creative team

Richard Farnes

Conductor

PJ Harris

Director

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