Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Parsifal was instantly acclaimed as one of the great Wagnerian stagings of our time. It now returns to London for the final time after equally triumphant performances in San Francisco, Chicago, Baden-Baden and Barcelona. Mark Wigglesworth, praised for the ‘consummate authority' (Evening Standard) and ‘beautifully detailed and expansive conducting' (The Guardian) that he brought to ENO's Katya Kabanova in 2010, having previously conducted both Tristan and Isolde (for WNO) and The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (for the Royal Opera), returns to conduct.
A world-class cast is led by Stuart Skelton (star of ENO's South Bank Show Award-winning Peter Grimes) as the ‘innocent fool' who revitalises the Grail Knights' moribund, moralistic world through the power of human compassion. Iréne Theorin, one of Europe's finest Wagnerians (Isolde at Bayreuth in 2008 and a new star at the Metropolitan Opera, New York) is the conflicted Kundry. Olivier Award-winning bass Sir John Tomlinson returns to ENO as Gurnemanz, the trusty chronicler of the Grail's troubled history, while Iain Paterson - who recently took the title role in ENO's new Don Giovanni - is the fallen priest-king Amfortas.
|Theatre Venue:||Coliseum Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
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The Coliseum Theatre (also known as the London Coliseum) is on St. Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster. It is one of London's largest and best equipped theatres and opened in 1904, designed by theatrical architect Frank Matcham (designer of the London Palladium), for impresario Oswald Stoll. Their ambition was to build the largest and finest 'People's palace of entertainment' of its age.