Opera by Richard Wagner

Friday, 09. November // 14.00 – ca. 19.00 Uhr (two breaks)
Passage Kinos

    »Parsifal«, the last opera of Richard Wagner (1813-1883), premiered in Bayreuth in 1882 and is full of religious motifs. The parable-like message, namely the salvation and regeneration of humanity through mercy, finds its embodiment in the questing »pure fool« Parsifal, the beautiful Kundry and the suffering Amfortas.

    The Italian experimental director Romeo Castellucci brought »Parsifal« to the state at the Brussels opera house as a surreal nightmare. He approached the »stage consecration festival play« as a flickering vision of doom and created images of feverish intensity.

    Film recording of the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brüssel

    Introduction and discussion with Romeo Castellucci
    Presentation: Peter Korfmacher, head of culture, Leipziger Volkszeitung

    Regie, Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Romeo Castellucci / Musikalische Leitung: Hartmut Haenchen / Choreografie: Cindy Van Acker

    Darsteller: Thomas Johannes Mayer (Amfortas), Victor von Halem (Titurel), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Gurnemanz), Andrew Richards (Parsifal), Tómas Tómasson (Klingsor), Anna Larsson (Kundry) u. a.

    Symphonieorchester, Chor und Jugendchor des Théâtre de la Monnaie / Premiere: 27.01.2011

    Archive 2012

    22nd festival