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Parsifal

Wednesday

25.01.2023

18:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

OSR & GTG

Sunday

05.02.2023

15:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

OSR & GTG

programme

Jonathan Nott
musical director

Michael Thalheimer
stage director

Daniel Johansson
tenor

Bühnenweihfestspiel by Richard Wagner
Libretto by the composer
First performed in 1882 at the Bayreuth Festival
Last performed at the Grand Théâtre de Genève 2009-2010

Cast:

Jonathan Nott
Musical Director

Michael Thalheimer
Stage Director

Henrik Ahr
Scenography

Michaela Barth
Costumes Designer

Stefan Bolliger
Lighting Designer

Bettina Auer
Dramaturgy

Alan Woodbridge
Choir Director

Daniel Johansson
Parsifal

Christopher Maltman
Amfortas

Tareq Nazmi
Gurnemanz

Ariane Baumgartner
Kundry Tanja

Martin Gantner
Klingsor

Justin Hopkins
Titurel

Julieth Lozano, Tineke van Ingelgem, Louise Foor, Valeriia Savinskaia, Ena Pongrac, Ramya Roy
Flowermaidens

Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus
Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de Genève
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Coproduction with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg


the music

Something is rotten in the state of the Grail knights. Their king Amfortas has lost the Holy Spear to the fiend Klingsor. Amfortas is crushed with shame and his wound festers horribly without killing him. In the midst of this ailing world, young Parsifal appears and the Grail knights make him their champion.

Trials and temptations ensue for the pure-hearted Parsifal who finally retrieves the Holy Spear, the cause and the cure of Amfortas’ wound. Amfortas may now die and Parsifal take his place as king.

German director Michael Thalheimer sees Parsifal as the “wound” of bidding farewell to the world. The world must bid farewell to the Grail knighthood and the knights to their past and their worldly works. Jonathan Nott already has a legendary performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle at the Lucerne Festival under his belt. With the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and some of the best Wagner singers of the day, they embark on the great spiritual journey that is Parsifal.



OSR Live

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Richard Dubugnon

Arcanes symphoniques, pour grand orchestre

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva