PARSIFAL / PROGRAM / Bastille / MAY 2022

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From the prelude to Parsifal, an enchantment takes place. That of a music with a sacred dimension, tinged with esotericism, with Buddhist and Christian references, carrying a universal and yet sibylline message. How can we understand this work, which we walk through like a "forest of symbols"? From the legend of Perceval and the Holy Grail, Wagner completed, with his last opera, his reflection on the struggle between good and evil and gave birth to the virtues of compassion and renunciation. Values that Richard Jones explores by confronting the moral rigour of a dogmatic community with the obscurantism of a deviant scientific ideology. Two worlds that everything opposes except an irrepressible attraction for illusions.

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