In the magnificent Teatro Massimo in Palermo, British stage director Graham Vick and Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber bring Richard Wagner’s last opera Parsifal in a suspenseful interpretation to the stage. In this Parsifal, the myth of the Holy Grail is woven into real-life events, a parable of the suffering of those who flee war and conflict zones to freedom. Omer Meir Wellber makes a highly successful debut as music director in Palermo where Richard Wagner composed this monumental opera during a long stay. The singers are excellently cast, above all a passionately singing Julian Hubbard as Parsifal and Tomas Tomasson embodies Amfortas superbly as a glorified prophet figure. “Graham Vick strips Parsifal of mysticism to deliver a powerful indictment of divisive ideologies” (Musical America); “Julian Hubbard as Parsifal is a sensation” (neue musikzeitung)

Additional Info

  • No: A00050072
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
  • Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo
  • Artists: Julian Hubbard, Catherine Hunold, John Relyea, Tómas Tómasson, Thomas Gazheli, Alexei Tanovitski, Adrian Dwyer
  • Production year: 2020
  • Run time: 03:45:00
  • Director: Staged by Graham Vick
  • Producers: A co-production of ARTE Concert and UNITEL in cooperation with Teatro Massimo
  • Format: 4K
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