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RUNNING TIMES

WED 20 FEBRUARY
3.30pm External Doors Open
4.30pm-6.15pm Part 1 
7.45pm- 8.50pm Part 2
8.50pm-9.10pm Interval
9.10pm-10.25pm Part 3
 
FRI 22 FEBRUARY
3.30pm External Doors Open
4.30pm-6.15pm Part 1 
7.45pm- 8.50pm Part 2
8.50pm-9.10pm Interval
9.10pm-10.25pm Part 3
 
SUN 24 FEBRUARY
2.00pm External Doors Open
3.00pm-4.45pm Part 1 
6.15pm- 7.20pm Part 2
7.20pm-7.40pm Interval
7.40pm-8.55pm Part 3
*all times approximate and subject to change.

EVENT INFORMATION

Sung in German with English surtitles
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.

Director Roger Hodgman guides this new production with poetry and simplicity, following the prophesied odyssey of Parsifal from blasphemer to saviour. 

After their celebrated performance in The Flying Dutchman, the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) returns with their typical vigour and vitality under the baton of the intrepid Richard Mills.

CAST and CREATIVES
Composer and Librettist Richard Wagner
Conductor Richard Mills
Associate Conductor Daniel Carter
Director Roger Hodgman
Set Designer Richard Roberts       
Costume Designer Christina Smith
Ligthing Designer Matt Scott 
Choreographer Elizabeth Hill

Cast

Parsifal Burkhard Fritz
Kundry Katarina Dalayman
Gurnemanz Peter Rose
Amfortas James Roser
Klingsor Derek Welton 
Titurel Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Ensemble featuring:
Carlos E. Bárcenas, Olivia Cranwell, Shakira Dugan, Stephen Marsh, Kathryn Radcliffe, Georgia Wilkinson, Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE), Victorian Opera Chorus and Students from the University of Melbourne.
Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO)

Getting here

Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

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