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Opera North - Parsifal

Concert Staging | Sung in German with English Titles

4:30pm, Wednesday 02 June 2021

In the light of the pandemic and advice from the Government, the Usher Hall and our partner venues, the Assembly Rooms, Church Hill Theatre and Ross Bandstand, are now closed to the public until further notice.

There is also no counter or telephone service until further notice.

Please see here for further information.

Uncover the tale of the knights who guard the Holy Grail

Amfortas, lord of the Grail knights, suffers physically from a wound inflicted upon him by the sorcerer Klingsor, and spiritually from the burden of sin: he allowed himself to be seduced in Klingsor’s magical realm by a beautiful woman. With no cure to be found, the community of the Grail is threatened with disintegration. The only hope lies in a prophecy: that one day all may be redeemed by an innocent fool made wise by compassion.

Richard Wagner said that Parsifal was his ‘farewell to the world’, and so it proved. It was his final opera, and the overwhelming power and beauty of his music reaches new heights of intensity in this work. This concert staging will be conducted by former Music Director Richard Farnes, whose performances of the Opera North Ring cycle in 2016 met with universal acclaim.

Richard Farnes                  Conductor
PJ Harris                            Director                              
Akhila Krishnan                  Video Designer                 

Toby Spence                      Parsifal
Katarina Karnéus               Kundry
Gurnemanz                        Brindley Sherratt
Amfortas                            Robert Hayward

Running order

Door time: 3:30pm

Starts 4.30pm 

Duration: 5 hours 30 min, with two intervals

Prices

£55 | £42 | £30 | £25 & £17 

Concessions available

£1.50 transaction fee applies on all online and phone bookings (Non-refundable)

Restrictions

Under 16's accompanied by and adult