Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for Parsifal’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Dario Acosta)

The Opéra National de Paris has announced a cast change for its upcoming production of “Parsifal.”

The company noted that Iain Paterson has withdrawn from the production and as a result, the role of Amfortas will be performed by Brian Mulligan.

This season Mulligan is set to appear at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in a production of “Die Walküre” as well as at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli in a production of “Tristan und Isolde.” He has performed at the Dutch National Opera, Irish National Opera, and Opernhaus Zurich, among others.

He joins a cast that includes Reinhard Hagen, Kwangchul Youn, Falk Struckmann, Marina Prudenskaya, and Simon O’Neill. Simone Young conducts the production by Richard Jones.

“Parsifal” will be presented from May 24 through June 12, 2022 at the Opéra Bastille.