Richard Wagner’s final opera is a tale of mystery. Listen to the recording of Parsifal from the performance at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet on Saturday 19 May 2018.
King Amfortas is wounded and can only be saved by an innocent young man. Parsifal is such a man, and he is sent forth to seek a cure. Through self-denial and self-awareness, Parsifal grows into a saviour, bringing salvation to those doomed to suffering and becoming King of the Knights of the Grail.
Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
Parsifal: Nikolai Schukoff, Kundry: Tuija Knihtilä, Gurnemanz: Jyrki Korhonen, Amfortas: Tommi Hakala, Klingsor: Jukka Rasilainen, Titurel: Koit Soasepp, Knights of the grail: Matias Haakana, Nicholas Söderlund, Four esquires: Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Elli Vallinoja, Jussi Miilunpalo, Jussi Salonen, flowermaidens: Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Tove Åman, Jeni Packalen, Tatjana Romanova-Vorontsova, Leena Liimatainen, Elli Vallinoja, Voice from on high: Jeni Packalen
The Chorus of the FNO
The Orchestra of the FNO
The recording is a co-production of Yle and FNOB.