Do not forget: Mariinsky Opera: Wagner - Parsifal, Valery Gergiev, Cardiff 31/03/2012

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 | 7:25:00 pm

Seems there are still tickets available. The conductor of one of my most favored Parsifal of modern times.

The full Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists from The Mariinsky Opera (formerly known as The Kirov) bring a magnificent concert performance of Wagner's Parsifal to the Centre's stage this Spring.

Directed by one of the world's most celebrated living conductors, Valery Gergiev, the story is drawn from Arthurian legend and tales of the Holy Grail. Parsifal conjures up imagery and symbolism from an ancient time of mystery and myth and Gergiev's recording of the score with the Mariinsky was described as dramatic, red-blooded, vivid and luminous, adding a real Russian 'soul' to the beautiful music of Wagner's final opera. To hear them perform it live at the Centre in concert is a genuinely exciting prospect.

Parsifal Avgust Amonov
Kundry Larisa Gogolevskaya
Gurnemanz Yury Vorobiev
Amfortas Evgeny Nikitin
Klingsor Nikolay Putilin
Titurel Vladimir Felyauer
1st flowermaiden Viktoria Yastrebova
2nd flowermaiden Oksana Shilova
3rd flowermaiden Lyudmila Dudinova
4th flowermaiden Olga Trifonova
5th flowermaiden Zhanna Dombrovskaya
6th flowermaiden Anna Kiknadze
Pages Maria Uvarova, Valeria Yermachenkova,
Alexander Timchenko, Andrey Popov
Knights Andrey Iliushnikov, Eduard Tsanga
Voice Maria Uvarova

Principal Vocal Coach Marina Mishuk
Principal Chorus Master Andrey Petrenko

Conductor Valery Gergiev

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