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In Parsifal, his final music drama, Wagner addresses the fear of earthly temptations and sinful desires by embedding them in a tale of redemption. The composer depicts this spiritual theme with a personal tone mixing religious and profane conceptions of love. “Just wait! Wagner’s not long for this world! A man who is capable of producing a thing of that order cannot have much time left on earth!” This was the reaction of the director of Leipzig’s theatre, who was particularly affected by the power of the sensual seduction dressed up as an Easter ceremony and the mysterious mixture of faith and music. 
The Opera timed the staging of the new production specifically for the Christian Season. Responsible for its visual world is Sebastian Hannak, who also designed those of Porgy and Bess and The Fairy Queen. Artistic Director András Almási-Tóth will direct, and Principal Musical Director Balázs Kocsár will conduct.
 

General cast

Conductor
 
Balázs Kocsár
 
Amfortas
 
Michele Kalmandy
 
Titurel
 
István Rácz
 
Gurnemanz
 
Gábor Bretz
 
Parsifal
 
Magnus Vigilius / István Kovácsházi
 
Klingsor
 
Károly Szemerédy
 
Kundry
 
Andrea Szántó
 
Old Kundry
 
Judit Németh
 
First page
 
Eszter Zavaros
 
Second page
 
Anna Fürjes univ. stud.
 
Third page
 
János Szerekován
 
Fourth page
 
Gergely Ujvári
 
I/1st flower-maiden
 
Lilla Horti
 
I/2nd flower-maiden
 
Ildikó Megyimórecz
 
I/3rd flower-maiden
 
Lusine Sahakyan
 
II/1st flower-maiden
 
Rita Rácz
 
II/2nd flower-maiden
 
Sárközi Xénia
 
II/3rd flower-maiden
 
Melinda Heiter
 
Parsifal's Mother / A Voice from above
 
Gabriella Balga
 
Young Parsifal
 
Kóbor Demeter
 
Flower-maidens
 
Emma Lőrincz / Laura Fehér / Emese Nagy / Tünde Tonhaizer / Bea Egyed

Credits

Librettist
 
Richard Wagner
 
Director
 
András Almási-Tóth
 
Set designer
 
Sebastian Hannak
 
Costume designer
 
Izsák Lili
 
Choreographer
 
Dóra Barta
 
Dramaturg
 
Enikő Perczel
 
Chorus director
 
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
 
April 10, 2020

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