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Total duration 5 h 15 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
4 performances
16.5.2018 – 24.5.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
20-119 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

Parsifal in more than an opera

Richard Wagner’s final opera is a tale of mystery. Indeed, Parsifal is not so much an opera as a journey into another reality, a plunge deep into the world of myths. Time has no meaning as the viewer is immersed for five hours in the world of Parsifal. Director Harry Kupfer’s masterly vision addresses the fundamental issues in life.

Recommended for children over the age of 12.

Please note that you can still buy tickets through the lippu.fi website for performances in spring 2018, but not for season 2018-2019.

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“The staging of Parsifal at the FNOB in one of the company’s most magnificent achievements of all time.”

– Turun Sanomat

Synopsis

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.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Gallery

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Are you ready for a journey into another reality?

Creative team

Music
Richard Wagner
Director
Harry Kupfer
Sets
Hans Schavernoch
Costumes
Yan Tax

Cast

Performances and tickets

5 h 15 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
4 performances
16.5.2018 – 24.5.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
20-119 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Mon 21.5.2018
at 17:00
on sale
Thu 24.5.2018
at 17:00
on sale
Wed 16.5.2018
at 17:00
Sat 19.5.2018
at 14:00

Asparagus buffet

Asparagus buffet

Pairing asparagus with Parsifal

It’s best not to be hungry when you’re going to see a five-hour opera. To ensure the comfort of our audience, we have paired our performances of Parsifal with a sumptuous feast of asparagus. The asparagus buffet will be laid out in the sun-drenched Main Foyer as follows:

Wed 16 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval
Sat 19 May at 1 pm and in the 1st interval
Mon 21 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval
Thu 24 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval

Take a look at the menu and pre-book the 40-euro buffet online via the link below.

Order refreshments here

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury for the season

See what you like: choose your favourites on this season’s rich menu.

Book your refreshments beforehand online or at the Opera Restaurant sales desk; you will have a much wider range to choose from, and you will not have to queue in the interval. Download the seating plan of the Opera Restaurant (PDF).

Opera Restaurant sales desk
Tel. +358 9 4030 2377 on weekdays 09.00–11.00 and 12.00–16.00
Service desk beside the box office in the Opera House foyer on the Töölönlahti side open from Tuesday to Friday 12.00–16.00
ravintolapalvelut[at]opera.fi