Parsifal: Kaufmann

Year: 2021
Country: Austria
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Set and costume designer: Kirill Serebrennikov
Lighting Designer: Franck Evin
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča, Ludovic Tézier, Wolfgang Koch, Georg Zeppenfeld
Genre: opera
Runtime: 266 min.
Age: 16+

Самая трансцендентная опера Вагнера приобретает новое измерение и кинематографическую зрелищность в руках режиссёра Кирилла Серебренникова

One central idea of this production is the doubled Parsifal, who drags his old ego of the past around with himself in order to leave it behind at the end. Opposite the wavering Parsifal figures stands a powerful Kundry. The whole cast excels, especially the central pairing of Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal and Elīna Garanča in her role debut as Kundry: two icons in prime vocal form and immersed in their roles to a degree that transcends the hype that surrounds them. Philippe Jordan conducting the Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper opts for a bright, fast Wagner. “A luxury cast for Wagner’s wonder sounds” Salzburger Nachrichten / “Serebrennikov conjures up worlds of images that never let you go.” FAZ