“In Indiana University’s Bicentennial year, it is truly fitting that our top-ranked IU Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater will stage Richard Wagner’s ‘Parsifal,’ a renowned work that was performed in the earliest years of IU Opera Theater and is part of IU’s glorious tradition of excellence in the arts.”

Indiana University President MICHAEL A. McROBBIE

The Legends Return

Based on the Arthurian knight Parsifal and his quest for the Holy Grail, this Game of Thrones-esque fantasy about redemption is full of magic and miracles, replete with enchanted castles, forests, spears, a magician, and a sorceress.

First performed by IU Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater in 1949, at the IU Auditorium. Last performed by Opera Theater in 1976, at the Musical Arts Center.

Twenty-three epic productions. A 43-year absence. Now, the legends are back. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience this monumental work of more than four hours from the master of epic himself.

In German with English supertitles.

New production.

Student seat pricing as low as $5, adult seat pricing as low as $15

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Creative Team

Conductor: Arthur Fagen

Globally acclaimed Jacobs School faculty member, Atlanta Opera music director

Director: Chris Alexander

Award-winning director in the U.S. and Europe, founder of the Bremer Shakespeare Company

Set/Video Designer: S. Katy Tucker

Internationally celebrated N.Y.C. video and projection artist’s debut at Jacobs

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