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Parsifal @ Palais Theatre
February 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sung in German with English subtitles
In association with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO)
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.
WED 20 FEBRUARY
FRI 22 FEBRUARY
SUN 24 FEBRUARY
4 hours plus one break and one interval