opera notebook

some operas I have seen on video

Richard Wagner, Parsifal (1882)
Hungarian State Opera, Budapest, 2022

Sebastian Hannak's visual concept for this Parsifal is striking, offering a sterile postmodern interior that is at times invaded by the organic world. István Kovácsházi's unapologetically middle-aged Parsifal is shadowed by a mute character who embodies his heroic youth.