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Opera North: Parsifal

Sunday 12 June 2022 4.00pm

Event timings
Auditorium Doors: TBC
Act I: 4.00pm
Interval: 5:40pm
Act II: 6:20pm
Interval: 7:30pm
Act III: 8.00pm
Concert finish: 9.10pm

Running time approximately 5 hours 30 minutes (including two intervals).
Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.​

Sung in German with English titles.

The Bridgewater Hall

Tickets £17.50 to £55.50

Concessions available (not available on £16.50 tickets)

All ticket prices include £3.50 booking fee

To book wheelchair seats or other access requirements please email supervisors@bridgewater-hall.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0161 907 9000

 

Opera North: Parsifal

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Creative Team
Richard Farnes
conductor
Sam Brown director

Cast
Toby Spence
Parsifal
Katarina Karnéus Kundry
Robert Hayward Amfortas
Derek Welton Klingsor
Brindley Sherratt Gurnemanz
Stephen Richardson Titurel
Samantha Clarke Flowermaiden
Elin Pritchard Flowermaiden

A prophecy to save them all   

 Following on from the success of the RingCycle, for his final operatic breath Wagner turned to the medieval legend of the Holy Grail, bringing to life the transcendent masterpiece his soul had yearned for: Parsifal.   

 A rare opportunity to experience the immense, shimmering universe of Wagner’s crowning work in all its immersive glory, this dramatic concert staging brings to the fore a resplendent 90-piece orchestra and a cast of stellar international singers under the skilful baton of conductor Richard Farnes (Ring Cycle). From the miraculous 15-minute orchestral ‘Prelude , to the celebrated ‘Good Friday Music’ with its constantly searching, evolving, ethereal beauty, Wagner carries the audience from worldly to exalted places.

 Amfortas, ruler of the Kingdom of the Grail, suffers an incurable wound after losing the Holy Spear to evil sorcerer Klingsor. When a prophecy reveals that only a naïve young man who has learnt compassion will be able to heal Amfortas, Parsifal must embark on a quest to save the community of the Grail. 

What is a concert staging?
Parsifal: Five Musical Moments

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.

Eating & Drinking

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