Parsifal - Teatro Real Madrid (2016) - Parsifal - Teatro Real Madrid (2016)

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Co-production with the Zurich Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona

The première of Parsifal in major opera houses was not until 1914,  the Bayreuth Festival  having maintained the exclusivity of the opera since its opening in 1882. It was a huge success, in part because the opera score was to become one of the most momumental and inspiring scores in music history. As well, its turbulent theme was associated with the Great War and post-war era. Parsifal arrives after years of wanderings through the wilderness to save the Temple of the Grail, encapsulating the emotional climate in Europe at the time, a period of great sacrifice and hardship, collective disorientation and the desperate search for a leader. Parsifal,  the innocent, compassionate "guileless fool", embodies the spirit of redemption. This is the starting point for the staging by  German director Claus Guth. One of the most important names in contemporary staging,  he makes his début at the Teatro Real with this most acclaimed production. The action takes place in  a  dilapidated hospital for war-wounded soldiers. Inspired by the sanatorium in The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann,  it embodies the trauma and despair following World War I, when hopes for a new leader led to disaster.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

April 02, 2016 19:00:00

April 06, 2016 19:00:00

April 09, 2016 19:00:00

April 12, 2016 19:00:00

April 15, 2016 19:00:00

April 18, 2016 19:00:00

April 21, 2016 19:00:00

April 24, 2016 18:00:00

April 27, 2016 19:00:00

April 30, 2016 19:00:00

Casting

Claus Guth

Semyon Bychkov

Detlef Roth

Ante Jerkunica

Franz-Josef Selig

Christian Elsner

Klaus Florian Vogt

Evgeny Nikitin

Anja Kampe

Rosie Aldridge

Vicenç Esteve

David Sánchez

Jordi Casanova

Rosie Aldridge

Anna Puche

Samantha Crawford

Kai Rüütel

Khatouna Gadelia

Ilona Krzywicka

Anna Puche

Kai Rüütel

Alejandro Gonzalez

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Amfortas

Titurel

Gurnemanz

Parsifal

Parsifal

Klingsor

Kundry

Stimme aus der Höhe

Erster Gralsritter

Zweiter Gralsritter

Vierter Knappe

Blumenmädchen

Blumenmädchen

Blumenmädchen

Blumenmädchen

Blumenmädchen

Blumenmädchen

Erster Knappe

Zweiter Knappe

Dritter Knappe

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