About the production
- Run time: 5hrs 15min, 2 intermissions
- Sung in: GERMAN
- Subtitles: English, German
- Opera house: Vienna State Opera
Parsifal, Wagner’s final masterpiece, is traditionally performed around Easter at the Vienna State Opera. This season star tenor Klaus Florian Vogt is the title hero, who must discover who he is before he can save the hallowed Brotherhood of the Holy Grail. Alongside the tenor, the all-star cast features Ekaterina Gubanova as the otherworldly Kundry, Franz-Josef Selig as the wise Gurnemanz , Michael Nagy as the anguished Amfortas, and Derek Welton as the evil magician Klingsor. Philippe Jordan takes the podium to lead one of opera’s most transcendental scores.
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- Ticket pick-up at the evening box office
Vienna State Opera
Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps
How to get there:
Underground: U1, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ,
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Amfortas Michael Nagy
Gurnemanz Franz-Josef Selig
Titurel Wolfgang Bankl
Parsifal Klaus Florian Vogt
Klingsor Derek Welton
Kundry Ekaterina Gubanova
Der damalige Parsifal Nikolay Sidorenko
Richard Wagner (1813–83) was one of the most significant figures in the history of opera. His works transformed the course of Western music, either by extension of his discoveries or reaction against them.
Wagner controlled all aspects of his theatrical works, writing both the music and the librettos of his operas, giving instructions for scenic design, staging, and action, and conducted most of their premieres. His aesthetic ideal was what he called a Gesamtkunstwerk (“total work of art”), meaning a work in which all art forms are united in the service of drama.
For the libretto Wagner took inspiration from Parzival, a German epic poem by Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1160/80 – C. 1220).