Wagner : Parsifal


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Romeo Castellucci offers a singular interpretation of “Parsifal” and explores again the essence of Wagner’sKunstreligion“.

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Wagner : Parsifal

Parsifal is a strange and enigmatic work. At the end of his life, did Wagner wish to celebrate asceticism, which he himself had never practised? Did he fall upon his knees before the Cross, as claimed by Nietzsche? And what does the secret society of knights based on pure blood signify, desperately waiting for the saviour to regenerate it? What is the true nature of the opposition between the worlds of Klingsor and the Grail? What can Parsifal tell us today? In his artistic will and testament, Wagner condenses his moral idea of the world and returns to the roots of love and religion – to the very heart of art according to him.

With the participation of conductor Hartmut Haenchen who is passionately in love with the score, Italian stage director Romeo Castellucci proposes an original reading of this brilliant work and explores the essence of Wagnerian ‘Kunstreligion’ in a different light.


Wagner : Parsifal

Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel in drei Aufzügen
Stage consecrating festival play in three acts

Music and libretto : Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Parsifal Andrew Richards
Kundry Anna Larsson
Gurnemanz Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Amfortas Thomas Johannes Mayer
Klingsor Tómas Tómasson
Titurel Victor von Halem

Orchestre symphonique et Chœurs de la Monnaie

Conductor : Hartmut Haenchen

Stage direction : Romeo Castellucci

Choreography : Cindy Van Acker
Sets, costumes and lighting design : Romeo Castellucci
Dramaturgy : Piersandra di Matteo

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‘’ Wagner, Sleek but Deep ‘’
‘’Thanks to the telling contributions of Mr. Castellucci and Mr. Haenchen, the Monnaie’s “Parsifal” casts new light on a difficult opera.’’ –  The New York Times

Technical informations

HD recording : Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | 02/2011
Release date : 22 October 2013
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC097
Barcode : 3760115300972
Running time : 239 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER / NL
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / NL
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

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