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Parsifal

Synopsis

Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is also his own stage and costume designer, brings a new production of Wagner’s last magnificent opera on the stage of Vienna’s State Opera with an absolute dream cast. In almost all of the roles, debuts of important guests in Vienna can be experienced: Ludovic Tézier as Amfortas, Georg Zeppenfeld as Gurnemanz and Wolfgang Koch as Klingsor. Elīna Garanča, former ensemble member and a world star today, makes her worldwide role debut as Kundry alongside Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. At the podium is Philippe Jordan, the musical director of the opera, who conducts Wagner’s seminal late work for the first time in Vienna. “The whole company excels, no one more than the central pairing of Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča as Parsifal and Kundry, two icons in prime vocal form and immersed in their roles to a degree that transcends the hullabaloo that surrounds them. (…) I’ve not heard a finer Kundry, nor seen a more versatile one.” (Bachtrack)

Additional Info

  • No: A04050159
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Orchestra: Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra; Wiener Staatsoper Choir
  • Artists: Ludovic Tézier, Georg Zeppenfeld, Jonas Kaufmann, Wolfgang Koch, Elīna Garanča, Nicolay Sidorenko
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 04:05:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Producers: Wiener Staatsoper, Unitel
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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