Saturday, December 4, 2010

Achtung Achtung: Parsifal in Brussels

One of the most important Wagner-events in 2011 will be a new production of Parsifal at La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels [one of the coolest opera houses today, in good part thanks to its intendant - Peter de Caluwe]. Romeo Castellucci --famous in the world of theater but not in its opera-section (yet!)-- will be directing the show, while arguably one of the best Wagner conductors today, Hartmut Haenchen will conduct. The premiere is scheduled for Thursday, January 27 2011.

Another reason for this show to be big is Andrew Richards --currently on a roll and I suppose at his lifetime best-- who will sing the title role [after his brilliant role debut in Bieito's production in Stuttgart, this will be his second Parsifal]. Don't forget to check out his blog Opera Rocks where he will be regularly posting about the creation process of this production.
 Also thrilling should be to listen to Thomas Johannes Mayer (major intl discovery this year!) singing Amfortas.

Since this is one of the productions not to be missed in 2011, I thought you might wish to know that the on-line ticket-sales (or via phone) start today, Saturday - December 4.


  1. Thank you, but online availability is only for the 27 january performance. :-(

  2. Try to call +32 2 229 12 21

    Be FAST!

  3. Thank you. After lots of occupied and no answers, I got through. You're wonderful.

  4. No problem. Glad I could help ;)


  5. Thank you for posting this, which I only saw last night. When I looked at the billeterie online last month I thought it was already sold out! I now have a good seat for Feb 17. Now hoping AR won't cancel, as he did the night I saw the Carmen at OC.