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Parsifal opens at the Royal Swedish Opera on March 16

21cmediagroup / 12th March 2024 / News

On March 16, Alan Gilbert returns to the Stockholm house to lead Parsifal, Wagner’s final opera.

On the work, Gilbert shared, “Studying this towering masterpiece is a joy. It’s utterly simple in a way, but demands an elastic sense of pacing that can only be achieved by living fully and deeply in its world.”

Directed by International Opera Award-winner Christof Loy, the six-performance run will star Joachim Bäckström – “a tenor of fabulously virile elegance” (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany) – in the title role, with baritone Peter Mattei, Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year 2020, as Amfortas, and the “absolutely outstanding” mezzo-soprano Miriam Treichl (Seen and Heard International) as Kundry.

Gilbert was appointed last year as Royal Court Kapellmeister by the King of Sweden and has been Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera since spring 2021.

March 16, 23, 29; April 1, 13 & 18
Stockholm, Sweden
Royal Swedish Opera
WAGNER: Parsifal