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Parsifal

Richard Wagner

Presentation
One of the finest monuments ever erected to the glory of music— Claude Debussy

Richard Wagner’s musical testament – denigrated by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who heard in it ‘Rome’s faith without words’, but acclaimed by others, who saw it as the ultimate rite of the ‘religion of art’ – has lost none of its mystery. Whatever message is conveyed by the myth of the ‘pure fool’ who, armed only with his naivety, goes in search of the Holy Grail, this score remains one of the most captivating and sophisticated in the history of opera. Without diminishing its ritual dimension, a concert version will offer a different way of discovering the genius of this work, which is the culmination of Wagner’s vision of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ (total work of art), a reinvention of the ancient Greek tragedy. With the help of excellent singers and the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, conducted by our Music Director, Alain Altinoglu, this production of Wagner’s cathartic work will be a genuine musical celebration worthy of a ‘Bühnenweihfestspiel’!

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
Chorus masterJOHANNES KNECHT

AmfortasWERNER VAN MECHELEN
TiturelKONSTANTIN GORNY
GurnemanzFRANZ-JOSEF SELIG
ParsifalJULIAN HUBBARD
KlingsorSHENYANG
KundryELENA PANKRATOVA
Stimme aus der HöheIRIS VAN WIJNEN
GralsritterWILLEM VAN DER HEYDEN, JUSTIN HOPKINS
KnappenSHEVA TEHOVAL, RAPHAËLE GREEN*, PAUL CURIEVICI, ALEXANDER MAREV*
Klingsors ZaubermädchenHENDRICKJE VAN KERCKHOVE,
LISA WILLEMS°, RAPHAËLE GREEN, SHEVA TEHOVAL, LIES VANDEWEGE, IRIS VAN WIJNEN

○ MM Laureate
*Member of MM Academy

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choir and La Monnaie Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

Production LA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionBOZAR MUSIC

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter

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