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Parsifal / Performance cancelled

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

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Opera and poem by Richard Wagner
First performed on 26th July, 1882 in Bayreuth
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 21. October, 2012

Recommended from 15 years on

In German language with German and English surtitles

5 hrs 30 mins / 2 intervals

Pre-performance lecture (in German): 45 minutes prior to each performance



Sir Donald Runnicles
John Fiore (17.05.2020)

Stage Production

Philipp Stölzl


Mara Kurotschka


Philipp Stölzl


Kathi Maurer


Ulrich Niepel

Chorus Master

Jeremy Bines

Children's Chorus

Christian Lindhorst


Andrew Harris


Derek Welton

First Knight of the Grail

Clemens Bieber

Second Knight of the Grail

Byung Gil Kim

First Squire

Kim-Lillian Strebel

Second Squire

Anna Buslidze

Third Squire

Andrei Danilov

Fourth Squire

Michael Kim

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Flurina Stucki

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Kim-Lillian Strebel

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Irene Roberts

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Viktorija Kaminskaite

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Meechot Marrero

Klingsor´s Flower Maiden

Annika Schlicht

About the performance

Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL tells the story of a "pure-hearted fool", who is unaware of his vocation and true nature. Parsifal is caught between two opposing worlds - the ascetic society of the Knights of the Holy Grail and Klingsor's erotically charged magic garden. There, Parsival attains enlightenment from the kiss of a woman and is able to gain redemption for Amfortas, the suffering Grail king, and the Knights of the Grail. Borrowing freely from a diverse range of sagas, Christian and Buddhist motifs and Schopenhauer's ideas, Richard Wagner created his own mythical tale. Wagner, too, was plagued for decades by a fear of disaster and a constant thirst for redemption. With his PARSIFAL he addressed head-on the question of redemption, both private and social, and conjured his own utopia in the chaste, male world of the Knights of the Grail.

The premiere of Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL, his "Bühnenweihfestspiel" or 'festival drama for the consecration of the stage', represented the climax of festivities to mark the 100th anniversary of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. General Music Director Donald Runnicles teams up with film and opera director Philipp Stölzl, who has twice come up with spectacular and suggestive images for the works of Richard Wagner - in 2009 with THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at the Theater Basel and in 2010 with RIENZI at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Our Sponsors

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin and by Lotto Stiftung Berlin.
The Children’s Chorus is ponsored by Dobolino e.V. [the support association for the Children’s Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin] and Berliner Volksbank


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