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Richard Wagner

The production will be available as Video-on-Demand from April 10, 2020 (12 pm) until April 24, 2020 (11.59 am).

In his “Parsifal”, Wagner created a complex world of its own. It is complex because it consists of so many heterogeneous elements whose meaning is hard to comprehend, frequently drawing us onto paths leading nowhere. Thus, the many religious signs, symbols and rituals can only be understood as partial elements pointing to a world which must be interpreted as a whole. Elements of Christianity, such as the last supper, the goblet, blood, the spear and dove, or Schopenhauer’s idea that compassion might release man from his egocentricity, as well as Gnostic and Manichean motifs lead to partial interpretative approaches which are unsuitable for “Parsifal” as a whole. A theatrical world, however, can design a fictional cosmos in which all these elements can effectively participate, leaving the audience to interpret its own experiences as it sees fit.

Recording from September 16, 2017 from the Hamburg State Opera

Director, Set-, Costume- and Lightdesign: Achim Freyer
Artistic Collaboration: Sebastian Bauer
Set Design Collaboration: Moritz Nitsche
Costume Design Collaboration: Petra Weikert
Light Design Collaboration: Sebastian Alphons
Video: Jakob Klaffs/Hugo Reis
Dramaturgy: Klaus-Peter Kehr
Chorus: Eberhard Friedrich

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Amfortas: Wolfgang Koch
Titurel: Tigran Martirossian
Gurnemanz: Kwangchul Youn
Parsifal: Andreas Schager
Klingsor: Vladimir Baykov
Kundry: Claudia Mahnke
1. Gralsritter: Jürgen Sacher
2. Gralsritter: Denis Velev
Knappen: Narea Son, Ruzana Grigorian, Sergei Ababkin, Sascha Emanuel Kramer
Blumenmädchen (1. Gruppe): Athanasia Zöhrer, Hellen Kwon, Dorottya Láng
Blumenmädchen (1. Gruppe): Alexandra Steiner, Gabriele Rossmanith, Nadezhda Karyazina
Stimme aus der Höhe: Katja Pieweck
Chorus: Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

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