Parsifal

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Richard Wagner's «Parsifal» concerns the most sacred - and to many people around the world, its music is also sacred in its own right. This concertante performance of the third act makes it possible to experience the work's religious content and its musical design more strongly as one entity: in the lead-up to Easter, the «Good Friday’s Spell» can unfold especially well in its actual seasonal context. A Bayreuth-tested ensemble puts itself at the service of this «Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage». Taking the conductor's podium is a true Wagner ambassador: Roberto Paternostro's worldwide performances of the German composer's works in Buenos Aires and elsewhere are enormously popular.

Program and cast

Instrumentation

 

Tonkunstler Orchestra

Stefan Vinke, Parsifal

Tomasz Konieczny, Amfortas

Stephen Milling, Gurnemanz

Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus , choir

Roberto Paternostro, conductor

 

Programme

 

RICHARD WAGNER
«Parsifal» Opera in three acts, 3rd act

Grafenegg Festival, Austria

The Grafenegg Music Festival is a new major international Austrian festival for classical music close to Vienna. The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle. Two major venues have been built for the festival in the park of the castle: The open-air stage Wolkenturm (capacity 1,730, opened 2007) as well as the new concert hall Auditorium (capacity 1,372, opened 2008).

The artistic director is pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The festival's program consists of symphonic and chamber music as well as recitals. International guest orchestras are performing as well as the Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, which serves as orchestra in residence. The first festival started on August, 23rd, 2007 and lasted until September, 9th, 2007.

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