Parsifal

Parsifal

Direction and Stage: Alvis Hermanis
Costumes: Kristine Jurjane
Light: Gleb Filshtinsky
Video: Ineta Sipunova

“As I left the festival hall absolutely speechless, I knew that I had just had the greatest, most poignant experience, and that it would accompany me undefiled for the rest of my life.” No, this was not Wagner speaking about Parsifal, but the young Mahler, later director of the Vienna Court Opera, who had just attended the sacred festival drama in 1883, a year after the première. Parsifal was Wagner’s last work of musical theatre. Like Tristan,his opera is more than just music, theatre, action, space, artistic depth and complexity: it has quite simply become a myth. This is true both with respect to Wagner’s treatment of the material, as well as to the significance of this work in European cultural history. Wagner had every reason to stylize this opera as a work of artistic and religious import…

Current Dates

  • Thu. 18 Apr 2019, 5:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Apr 2019, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Apr 2019, 5:30 p.m.