Wagner’s final opera, based on Arthurian knight Parsifal’s quest for the Holy Grail, is a story of redemption full of magic and miracles, enchanted castles, forests and more. It is widely accepted as a masterpiece, but the size and scope of “Parsifal” mean it is rarely performed in the United States.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, a tradition was established of regularly producing “Parsifal” at IU. Reviving this tradition after a 43-year hiatus, this work of more than four hours premiered Nov. 10 and will again be performed on the Musical Arts Center stage Nov. 13 and 16.
Faculty and staff with a valid IU email address can enter to win a pair of tickets – valued at $43 each – to the Nov. 16 performance. Single tickets are on sale at the Musical Arts Center box office, which is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 812-855-7433 or on the IU Opera website.
Photos courtesy of Sarah J. Slover, IU Jacobs School of Music