Tickets and subscriptions for the 1st act of PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner are available at the Romanian Atheneum ticket office. The event, which will be the opening gala of „George Enescu” Philharmonic season 2016-2017, will take place in Bucharest on the 7th and 8th of Octomber.
The subscribers of „George Enescu” Philharmonic have reserved tickets that can be purchased between 16th of August and the 23th of September for a special price of 100 lei/ticket. Beginning with 1st of September, tickets will be available for the entire public for 150 lei.
All the seats reserved for the subscribers of „George Enescu” Philharmonic will be redirected on the account of sponsor’s requirements, which made possible this event. The main sponsor is KMG International Group.
The following concerts of „George Enescu” Philharmonic 2016-2017 season will have the same tickets for both subscribers and spectators without exception. Find out more on the website: www.fge.org.ro/ro.html.
Gala conducted by Christian Badea
Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Romanian Atheneum means a high-class artistic event held by Christian Badea (photo), the most important and the most famous Romanian opera conductor in the world and Romanian Foundation for Excellence in Music, in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute and “George Enescu” Philharmonic.
The distribution is on a very high international level. Thus, under the baton of Christian Badea, you can hear world known solists like Stefan Vinke (Parsifal), Eric Halfvarson (Gurnemanz), Petra Lang (Kundry), Bela Perencz (Amfortas), considered to be among the best world-wide Wagnerian interprets of the moment.
Along with musicians from the Orchestra and the Choir of „George Enescu” Philharmonic, there will be a collaboration with world-class foreign artists and Romanian singers like: Marius Bolos, Liviu Indricau, Iustinian Zetea & Sidonia Nica from The Bucharest National Opera and Ionuț Popescu & Adrian Dumitru from «George Enescu» Philharmonic. They will be accompanied by Radio Choir of children and students from The Choreography High School “Floria Capsali».
Parsifal by Richard Wagner at the Romanian Athenaeum – a unique concept in the world
The series of concerts „Parsifal at the Athenaeum” are a new and unique concept: a show where the audience will be placed in the middle of the action; in the same time the components of music (orchestra, choir, soloists) blends in a natural way with elements of theater (lights, scenery, costumes, visual effects and sound) using the acoustic and the architectural features of the Athenaeum. Moreover, the Romanian Athenaeum itself – an historical monument – plays a key role through its unique architecture and acoustics, so that the audience experience is direct and overwhelming.
The 60 members of the male choir will be singing in a circle that includes the entire public, which is placed in the middle of the music. Soloists will move freely around the room and will sing on specially arranged stages, which will ensure a perfect balance of sound with Wagnerian orchestra of 90 musicians and gives the public an acoustic and visual perspective of 360 degrees.
Two other choirs, indicated by Wagner as being apart from the action, just like the famous Parsifal’ bells, can be heard through the open doors, from the foyer; the sound is reverberant and round by nature of building architecture and the effect of distance is magic for the audience in the hall.
Sponsors and Partners
Wagner’s Parsifal concerts are made with the generous financial support of the main partner – KMG International.
The project benefits from the help of distinguished partners – Romanian Cultural Institute, AFCN, Clifford Chance and Five’s, as a Creative Partner.
They were joined major sponsors such as: MasterCard, Wuerth Romania, Noventis, Banca Transilvania, Bulboacă & Asociații SCA, Career Advisors and many other private sponsors.
The event „Parsifal at the Athenaeum” is organized with the support of ARCUB and promotes 2021- Bucharest city candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture. Learn more on www.bucuresti2021.ro