Poster for Parsifal, fire and someone praying

Opera North's Parsifal

Presented by Opera North

A prophecy to save them all

Following on from the success of the Ring cycle, for his final operatic breath Wagner turned to the legend of the Holy Grail to create a masterpiece: Parsifal.

Amfortas, ruler of the Kingdom of the Grail, suffers an incurable wound after losing the Holy Spear to evil sorcerer Klingsor. When a prophecy reveals that only a naïve young man who has learnt compassion will be able to heal Amfortas, Parsifal must embark on a quest to save the community of the Grail.

A rare opportunity to experience the immense universe of Wagner’s crowning work in all its glory, this dramatic concert staging brings to the fore a resplendent 90-piece orchestra and a stellar international cast under the skilful baton of Richard Farnes. From the miraculous 15-minute orchestral Prelude, to the celebrated Good Friday Music, Wagner’s final opera will transport you to another world.

‘Farnes’ shaping of the score is masterly. This is authentic Wagner’
— The Telegraph (Ring cycle)

Event information

Running Time: Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes (including two intervals)

Language: Sung in German with English titles

Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Box Office for full details.

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