Parsifal

Stage Dedication Festival Play (Bühnenweihfestpiel)

19th January 2024

Houston Grand Opera, USA

Words and Music by Richard Wagner

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This was a revival of the Chicago Lyric Production of 2013, which was conducted by the late, much lamented Andrew Davis

The only member of the original cast appearing in this revival was Kwangchul Youn, singing the rôle of Gurnemanz.

The opera was originally designed by the late Johan Engels, who sadly died in 2014. His brilliant set and costume designs were recreated on this occasion by David Farley. Duane Schuler’s original lighting designs were recreated by Michael James Clarke.

The conductor for this revival was Eun Sun Kim.

Creative Team

ConductorEun Sun Kim
DirectorJohn Caird
Original Scenic and Costume DesignerJohan Engels
Associate Scenic DesignerDavid Farley
Original Lighting DesignerDuane Schuler
Revival Lighting DesignerMichael James Clark
ChoreographerTim Claydon
Flight Director / Intimacy DirectorAdam Noble
Chorus DirectorRichard Bado
German Diction CoachAnja Burmeister
Musical PreparationPeter Pasztor / Teddy Poll / Madeline Slettedahl / William Woodard
Stage ManagerAnnie Wheeler
Assistant DirectorColter Schoenfish

Cast

GurnemanzKwangchul Youn
Second KnightCory McGee
Second Esquire / Flower MaidenAni Kushyan
First Esquire / Flower MaidenMeryl Dominguez
First KnightLunga Eric Hallam
KundryElena Pankratova
AmfortasRyan McKinny
Third EsquireDemetrious Sampson, Jr.
Fourth EsquireMichael McDermott
ParsifalRussell Thomas
TiturelAndré Courville
Voice from Above / Flower MaidenErin Wagner
KlingsorAndrea Silvestrelli
Flower MaidensRenée Richardson / Emily Louise Robinson / Kaitlyn Stavinoha

HGO Orchestra

Artistic and Music DirectorPatrick Summers
Principe Guest ConductorEun Sun Kim

HGO Chorus

Chorus DirectorRichard Bado
ChorusNathan Abbott / Davion Adams / Geordie Alexander / Preston Andrews / Maggie Armand / Dennis Arrowsmith / Cody Ryan Arthur / Tarryn Ballard / Sarah Bannon / Zachary Barba / Alyssa Barnes / Jorge-Philippe Belonni Rosario / Megan Berti / Zachary Bryant / Steve Buza / Jonathan Raynido Champ / Christopher Childress / Scott Clark / Evan Cooper / Patrick Contreras / Esteban G. Cordero Pérez / Jacob De Sett / Robert Dee / Callie Denbigh / Ashley Duplechien / Zack Scott Frank / Dallas Gray / Nancy Hall / Lauren Henderson-Turner / Austin Hoeltzel / Julie Cathryn Hoeltzel / Nathan Holmes / Audrey Hurley / Q. Terry Jackson / Jon Janacek / Joe Key / Alexandra Kurkjian / Melissa Krueger / Wesley Landry / Carolena Belle Lara / Sarah L. Lee / Marcus Lonardo / Alexandro Magallón / Heath Martin / Jordan Martinez / Neal Martinez / Norman Mathews / Jeff Monette / Natasha Monette / Leah Moody / Matthew Neumann / Lance Orta / Grant Peck / Patrick Perez / Abby Powell / Saïd Henry Pressley / Namarea Randolph-Yosea / Nicholas Rathgeb / Gabrielle Reed / Roberto J. Reyna / Matthew Reynolds / Francis Rivera / Hannah Roberts / Benjamin Rorabaugh / Johnny Salvesen / Hillary Schranze / Kellen Schrimper / Valerie Service / Paul Joseph Serna / Kade I. Smith / Allen Stowe / Andrew Surrena / Rebecca Tann / Nathaniel Thompson / Lisa Borik Vickers / Miles Ward / John Weinel
DancersChad Fontenot / Kristen Frankiewicz / Amanda Gamel / Loren Holmes / Emily Roy
SupernumerariesCayetano Chavarria / Zach Keen / Joey Lezama / Annabelle Li / Max Made / Penelope Madof / Jonathan Moonen / Ricky Rojas / Steven Sun / Brian Tighe / Olivia Whitaker / Rustam Yusifov