27 March 2010

Calixto Bieito with a new Parsifal at Stuttgart Opera

Tomorrow Calixto Bieito's production of Parsifal premieres at Stuttgart Opera House.

According to the Stuttgart Opera's Homepage, Bieito is inspired by Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road". Bieito confronts his Parsifal "with the ruins of our civilization". The novel's protagonists, a father and son, wander through a post-apocalyptic America, that after a catastrophe is deserted and desolate.

The designer Gschwender Susanne has created a destroyed, ash-covered landscape in which the only remains of a bygone civilization are the ruins of a highway bridge.

Parsifal will be played 28 March (premiere) and the following dates in April: 01, 05, 11, 25.

Stuttgart Opera's Homepage

Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Stage director: Calixto Bieito
Cast: Christiane Iven, Yuko Kakuta, Diana Haller, Julia Borchert, Petra van der Mieden, Tina Hörhold, Agata Wilewska, Michaela Schneider; Gregg Baker, Stephen Milling, Andrew Richards, Claudio Otelli, Matthias Hölle, Heinz Göhrig, Mark Munkittrick, Torsten Hofmann, Hans Kittelmann


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