Parsifal

lyric opera chicago

Stage Dedication Festival Play (Bühnenweihfestpiel)
In three acts
Words and Music by Richard Wagner

 

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This was a new production for the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opened on 9th November 2013 and played in repertoire until 29th November.

 

Creative Team

Conductor – Sir Andrew Davis
Director – John Caird
Set and Costumes – Johan Engels
Lighting – Duane Schuler
Chorus Master – Michael Black
Choreographer – Tim Claydon
Ballet Mistress – August Tye
Wig and Make-up Design – Sarah Hatten
Assistant Director – Paula Suozzi
Stage Manager – John W. Coleman
Stage Band Conductor – Philip Morehead
Musical Preparation – William C. Billingham, Matthew Piatt & Eric Weimer
Prompter – Susan Miller Hult
Ballet Rehearsal Accompanist – Yasuko Oura
English Surtitles – Francis Rizzo

 

Cast

Gurnemanz – Kwangchul Youn
1st Knight of the Grail – John Irvin
2nd Knight of the Grail – Richard Ollarsaba
1st Esquire – Angela Mannino
2nd Esquire – J’nai Bridges
3rd Esquire – Matthew DiBattista
4th Esquire – Adam Bonanni
Kundry – Daveda Karanas
Amfortas – Thomas Hampson
Parsifal – Paul Groves
Titurel – Runi Brattaberg
A Voice – Yvette Smith
Klingsor – Tómas Tómasson
Flowermaidens – Emily Birsan, J’nai Bridges, Tracy Cantin, Kiri Deonarine, Angela Mannino, Laura Wade

Principal Dancers – Tara Gragg, Leah Kahn, Demetrius McClendon, Todd Rhoades, Dori Santarsiere & J. P. Tenuta

Actors: Wesley Daniel, Marckarthur Johnson, Chris Lysy, Xander O’Connor & Jeremy Sonkin

Titurel Actors: Roy Fisher & Dennis Delavara

Children: Michael Goto, Liam Jones, Sophia Jones, Henry Lunn, Kubelu Muhammad, Ben Parkhill, Jahbril Porter, Henry Pratt & Ajani Upton