Vienna State Opera 2016-17 Live Stream Preview: Nina Stemme, Gerald Finley Lead ‘Parsifal’

By David Salazar

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Vienna State Opera is live streaming its current run of Wagner’s “Parsifal.”

The Vienna State Opera’s current production of “Parsifal” has garnered strong reviews since it debuted a few weeks ago with Classical Source praising conductor Semyon Bychov for leading “a patient but never dragging interpretation. He and his musicians demonstrated great endurance and specificity throughout over four hours of music.”

The production stars Gerald Finley as Amfortas, Nina Stemme as Kundry, Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, Christopher Ventris as Parsifal and Jochen Schmeckenbecher as Klingsor. The production is by Alvis Hermanis with costumes by Kristine Jurjane and lighting by Gleb Flishtinsky.  Earlier performances of this run featured René Pape as Gurnemanz, replacing Hans-Peter König, who was originally scheduled to perform

The performance is slated to start at 5:30 p.m. local time in Vienna and is slated to end around 11 p.m. local time.

Tickets can be purchased via the company’s official streaming site, starting at 14 euros apiece. There are options for monthly subscriptions to future performances on the service depending on users’ preference for experiencing opera from the comfort of their homes.