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John Tomlinson and Willard W White lead the cast of Wagner's final opera. Read More >

John Tomlinson and Willard W White lead the cast of Wagner’s final opera.

Parsifal battles temptation to restore the power of the order of knights who guard the Holy Grail. His adversary is the magician Klingsor, aided by the lost woman Kundry, who is saved by Parsifal, just as Klingsor is destroyed by him.

The opera’s score, conducted by leading Wagner conductor Bernard Haitink, mixes powerful action with a sense of poise and spirituality.

Sung in German with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/12/2007

Closing Night: 21/12/2007

Running time: 5h15

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Cast & Creative


Falk Struckman, Gwynne Howell, John Tomlinson, Willard W White, Christopher Ventris, Petra Lang, Nikola Matisic, Krzysztof Szumanski, Harriett Williams, Rebecca de Pont Davies, Ji-Min Park, Haoyin Xue, Elizabeth Cragg, Anita Watson, Kishani Jayasinghe, Malin Christensson, Ana James, Pumeza Matshikiza


Director - Klaus Michael Gruber

Producer - A co-production between the Royal Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid

Conductor - Bernard Haitink

Lighting Designer - Konrad Lindenberg

Set Designer - Vera Dobroschke-Lindenberg, based on the original designs by Gilles Aillaud

Lyrics By - Libretto by Richard Wagner

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Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD