Gurnemanz in Munich
27 Feb 2019
On March 24, 28 and 31, René Pape returns to Munich to sing Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. The rest of the cast features Burkhard Fritz as Parsifal, Michael Nagy as Amfortas and Nina Stemme as Kundry.
For his latest Gurnemanz performances at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Operawire sung his praises: “…most notable were his interactions with Parsifal, the intimacy he brought to their dialogues, the depths of it, the caring. When Parsifal leaned back into the arms of the embracing Gurnemanz, we fell back ourselves, cared for; when he covered Parsifal’s eyes, we too felt protected”.