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Parsifal

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Sung in German with projected English translations

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Appropriate for all ages

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4 hours and 46 minutes
2 intermissions

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Wagner
Parsifal

The Holy Grail of Opera

 

Epic Saga

 

A monumental work, encompassing not just music and theater, but philosophy and religion, Wagner’s Parsifal is considered one of his greatest masterpieces. The quest of the Knights of the Holy Grail transforms into a meditative and existential journey through truth, temptation, and ultimately redemption. Russell Thomas takes on the towering title character in his role debut, alongside Ryan McKinny and Kwangchul Youn as his fellow knights. Renowned soprano Christine Goerke makes her epic return to HGO as the sorceress Kundry. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducts the extraordinary score.

 

 

CAST    
Parsifal    Russell Thomas
     
Kundry   Christine Goerke
     
Amfortas   Ryan McKinny
     
Gurnemanz   Kwangchul Youn
     
Klingsor   Andrea Silvestrelli
     
Titurel   André Courville
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor   Patrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair
     
Director   John Caird
     
Original Set & Costume Designer   Johan Engels
     
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler
     
Choreographer   Tim Claydon

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair

 

A production of Lyric Opera of Chicago

 

Production funders:

Janice Barrow

Drs. Liz Grimm and Jack Roth

Donna Kaplan and Richard Lydecker

Dian and Harlan Stai

Mr. John G. Turner and Mr. Jerry G. Fischer