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ParsifalNew production

Hungarian State OperaAndrássy út 22, Budapest, Central Hungary, 1061, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Wednesday 13 April 202217:00
Friday 15 April 202217:00
Sunday 17 April 202217:00
Saturday 23 April 202211:00
Festival: Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks
Performers
Hungarian State Opera
Balázs KocsárConductor
András Almási-TothDirector
Sebastian HannakSet Designer
Izsák LiliCostume Designer
Enikő PerczelDramaturgy
Mihály KálmándyBaritoneAmfortas
Károly SzemerédyBaritoneKlingsor
Andrea SzántóMezzo-sopranoKundry
István KovácsháziTenorParsifal
Peter SeiffertTenorParsifal
András PalerdiBassGurnemanz
József MukkTenorFirst knight of the Grail
István RáczBassTiturel
Gabriella BalgaMezzo-sopranoA voice from on high
Barna BartosBaritoneFourth squire
Tivadar KissTenorThird squire
Eszter ZavarosSopranoFirst squire
András Káldi KissBassSecond knight of the Grail
Anna Csenge FürjesMezzo-sopranoSecond squire
Lilla HortiSopranoFirst Flowermaiden / First Group
Ildikó MegyimóreczMezzo-sopranoSecond Flowermaiden / First Group
Lusine SahakyanMezzo-sopranoThird Flowermaiden / First Group
Beatrix FodorSopranoFirst Flowermaiden / Second Group
Sárközi XéniaSopranoSecond Flowermaiden / Second Group
Melinda HeiterMezzo-sopranoThird Flowermaiden / Second Group
Dóra BartaChoreography
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Gábor CsikiChoirmaster / chorus director
Hungarian State Opera Children's Chorus
Nikolett HajzerChoirmaster / chorus director

Festival play in three acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles

In Parsifal, his final music drama, Wagner embeds fear of the temptations of the world and sinful desires into a tale of redemption. The work is indeed a festival play for the stage rather than an opera. Many viewers – perhaps out of their own fears – criticised Wagner, who wrote both the libretto and the music, for what could be called the piece’s virtue and remarkable complexity, which is the personal tone with which he portrayed a religious theme combining notions of sacred and profane love. Designing the visual world of this new production directed by artistic director András Almási-Tóth will be Sebastian Hannak, who was also behind the look of Porgy and Bess and The Fairy Queen.

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