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Prom 57 (part 1): Wagner - Parsifal

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Andrew McGregor presents Act 1 of a concert performance of Wagner's Parsifal. With Lars Cleveman in the title role and Katarina Dalayman as Kundry.

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The Hallé and Mark Elder perform Wagner's final opera Parsifal live at the BBC Proms, with Lars Cleveman in the title role and Katarina Dalayman as Kundry.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Wagner: Parsifal - Act 1 (concert performance, sung in German)

6:00pm Interval

7:00pm
Wagner: Parsifal - Act 2

8:45pm Interval 2

9:20pm
Wagner: Parsifal - Act 3

Parsifal ..... Lars Cleveman (tenor)
Kundry ..... Katarina Dalayman (mezzo-soprano)
Gurnemanz ..... John Tomlinson (bass)
Amfortas ..... Detlef Roth (baritone)
Klingsor ..... Tom Fox (bass)
Titurel ..... Reinhard Hagen (bass)
Voice from above ..... Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano)
Knights ..... Robert Murray (tenor); Andrew Greenan (bass)
Flowermaidens ..... Elizabeth Cragg (soprano); Anita Watson (soprano); Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano); Ana James (soprano); Anna Devin (soprano); Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano)
Squires ..... Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano); Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano); Joshua Ellicott (tenor); Andrew Rees (tenor)
Trinity Boys Choir
Royal Opera Chorus
Hallé Youth Choir
The Hallé
Mark Elder (conductor)

Sir Mark Elder, Music Director of the Hallé, conducts them in Parsifal, Wagner's final music drama, an exploration of the value of compassion. The Knights of the Holy Grail face devastation: the sorcerer Klingsor, whom they rejected, has dealt their King Amfortas a wound that never heals. Their only hope lies in a prophecy that their salvation could come through 'a pure fool, made wise by compassion' - is Parsifal the man?

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 25 Aug 2013 16:30

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