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ParsifalConcert performance

Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR): Henri Le Bœuf Concert HallRue Ravensteinstraat 23, Brussels, Brussels Capital, B1000, Belgium
Dates/times in Brussels time zone
Tuesday 17 May 202218:00
Thursday 19 May 202218:00
Saturday 21 May 202215:00
La Monnaie | De Munt
Alain AltinogluConductor
Andrew SchroederBaritoneAmfortas
Franz-Josef SeligBassGurnemanz
Julian HubbardTenorParsifal
Werner Van MechelenBaritoneKlingsor
Elena PankratovaSopranoKundry
Kurt GysenBassTiturel
Iris van WijnenSopranoA voice from on high, Third Flowermaiden / Second Group
Willem Van der HeydenTenorFirst knight of the Grail
Scott WildeBassSecond knight of the Grail
Hendrickje van KerckhoveSopranoFirst Flowermaiden / First Group
Lisa WillemsSopranoSecond Flowermaiden / First Group
Angélique NoldusMezzo-sopranoThird Flowermaiden / First Group
Sheva TehovalSopranoFirst Flowermaiden / Second Group
Lies VandewegheSopranoSecond Flowermaiden / Second Group
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Chorus
Johannes KnechtChoirmaster / chorus director
La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choirs
La Monnaie Choral Academy
Benoît GiauxChoirmaster / chorus director

Richard Wagner’s musical testament – denigrated by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who heard in it ‘Rome’s faith without words’, but acclaimed by others, who saw it as the ultimate rite of the ‘religion of art’ – has lost none of its mystery. Whatever message is conveyed by the myth of the ‘pure fool’ who, armed only with his naivety, goes in search of the Holy Grail, this score remains one of the most captivating and sophisticated in the history of opera. Without diminishing its ritual dimension, a concert version will offer a different way of discovering the genius of this work, which is the culmination of Wagner’s vision of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ (total work of art), a reinvention of the ancient Greek tragedy. With the help of excellent singers and the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, conducted by our Music Director, Alain Altinoglu, this production of Wagner’s cathartic work will be a genuine musical celebration worthy of a ‘Bühnenweihfestspiel’!

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