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Richard Wagner

Parsifal

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019

Wagner’s Holy Grail

NEW PRODUCTION

Immerse yourself in the legend of the Holy Grail and the knights who protect it, and witness the most beautiful quest for redemption in the literature of opera.

From the prelude of Parsifal onwards, you will be mesmerised by music of sacred dimensions; a testament to the mystical power of harmony. Wagner traversed unknown territories of musical writing with his mythical odyssey, shaping an incomparable world that enthralled composers as diverse as Sibelius, Mahler and Debussy, and later inspired major film score composers.

For this exceptional event, we welcome some of the world’s greatest Wagnerian singers; mezzo-soprano Katarina Dalayman and bass Peter Rose join internationally revered Melbourne baritone Derek Welton, who was acclaimed for his performance of Klingsor at the 2018 Bayreuth festival.

Director Roger Hodgman guides this new production with poetry and simplicity, following the prophesied odyssey of Parsifal from blasphemer to saviour.

After their celebrated performance in The Flying Dutchman, the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) returns with their typical vigour and vitality under the baton of the intrepid Richard Mills.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Wednesday 20 February, 4:30pm
Friday 22 February, 4:30pm
Sunday 24 February, 3:00pm

Running time is approximately 4 hours, plus one dinner break and one interval

Sung in German with English surtitles

Patrons' Interval Drinks Friday 22 February

Subscriptions starting from 2-show packages now available. Single Tickets on sale Friday 12 October at 2pm. Price reserve maps for this production can be found on our Venue Information page. 

Cast & Crew

Composer and Librettist Richard Wagner
Conductor Richard Mills
Director Roger Hodgman
Set Designer Richard Roberts
Costume Designer Christina Smith
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Choreographer Elizabeth Hill

Cast

Parsifal Burkhard Fritz
Kundry Katarina Dalayman
Gurnemanz Peter Rose
Amfortas James Roser
Klingsor* Derek Welton
Titurel Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Ensemble featuring:
Carlos E. Bárcenas, Olivia Cranwell, Shakira Dugan, Stephen Marsh, Kathryn Radcliffe, Georgia Wilkinson, Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE), Victorian Opera Chorus and Students from the University of Melbourne.

Orchestra

Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO)

*The Richard Wagner Society Inc (Vic) is supporting the role of Klingsor.

Book Tickets

Choose Your Own (CYO) Subscription Pricing

Package (Adult) Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve
2 Shows CYO $152 $116 $80 $35
3-4 Show CYO $135 $103 $71 $35
5+ Show CYO $118 $90 $62 $35

Single Ticket pricing

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve
Adult $169 $129 $89 $39
Concession $159 $119 $79 $39
Senior $164 $124 $84 $39
30 Years and Under N/A N/A $35 $35
Group (6+) $159 $119 $79 $39
Arts Access N/A N/A $30 $30

Subscription pricing applies to Full/Adult, Concession and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Discount savings are calculated on Full Single Ticket prices for 2019. Concession and 30 Years and Under subscription pricing does not apply to Premium seating. Tickets must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. A $8.50 Subscription Processing Fee applies per order to bookings made online, by phone or mail. Subscriptions close on Monday 4 March 2019.

If you have any issues booking subscriptions online, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849. Please allow up to four weeks to have your subscription processed and to receive your tickets.

For single ticket phone bookings, please contact Ticketmaster on 136 100 from Friday 12 October 2018, 2pm. Single ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary.