Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth, 1981)

Wagner: Parsifal (Bayreuth, 1981)

Wolfgang Wagner

Production Date: 15/07/1981
233 Min

There was a new production by Wolfgang Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival nearly every year between 1953 and 2002. After World War II, the long-time festival director, together with his brother Wieland, had defined the aesthetic of the so-called "New Bayreuth", which was characterized by a symbolism and the innovative use of images and light. This production of Parsifal remains faithful to this aesthetic principle and at the same time becomes a celebration of the many great singers who were regulars in Bayreuth at the time: alongside Siegfried Jerusalem in the title role and Bernd Weikl as Amfortas, bass Hans Sotin sings the role of Gurnemanz, a role he performed on the Green Hill almost every summer for 24 years.

Heinz Klaus Ecker (Bass), Martin Egel (Baritone), Mari Anne Häggander (Soprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Toni Krämer (Tenor), Margit Neubauer (Mezzo-Soprano), Helmut Pampuch (Tenor), Carol Richardson (Actor/Singer), Leif Roar (Bass), Matti Salminen (Bass), Marga Schiml (Mezzo-Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo-Soprano), Norma Sharp (Soprano), Hans Sotin (Bass), Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Horst Stein

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