"Wagner's Parsifal" (Opera, New National Theater Tokyo 2014)

In October 2014 ran Wagner’s “Parsifal” in the New National Theater Tokyo. I’m quite happy how the costume designs for this worked out.

Yet again, the stage design was great – here is a video, which shows the actual 3D effects they used. Japan, Japan: always with one foot in the future.

All of them were done in collaboration with designer Yan Tax


Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Parsifal

Parsifal himself.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Titurel

Titurel, the old keeper of the grail.

Titurel, Parsifal Opera

Titurel on the Throne.

Opera Costume - Kundry in silk dress with Veil

Kundry (a very interesting character) with a veil.

Parsifal Costume - Gurnemanz in black leather coat

Gurnemanz, with a leather coat.

Costume Photo, Gurnemanz Spear

Costume photo, with the spear.

Parsifal Costume - Knight in creme suit

A knight in a creme colored suit.

Parsifal Costume - Child

Child in the final ceremony.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Klingsor in violet suit

Klingsor, wanting to keep the holy grail.

Costume photo in the play.

Klingsor and Kundry in the play.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Amazone 11

One of the 12 amazones.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Squire woman in white plain suit

A squire in a plain white suit.

Parsifal Tokyo Stage

The stage design with 3D visual effects.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Parsifal with spear

Parsifal, this time with spear and a more threatening looking dress.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Green Silk Dess

Kundry in a green silk dress.

Parsifal Kundry

Evelyn Herlitzius as Kundry in the green costume.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - creme colored suit

Gurnemanz in the creme-color style.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Knight Stola

The creme colored suits were the general style of the grail knights.

bright costumes

The bright costumes in the play.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Amfortas white dress

The immortal knight Amfortas with his wound.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Seductive Girl Dress White

White dress with decorative armor pieces. There were 12 Amazones in all.

Parsifal Tokyo Stage

The seduction scene on the stage.

Parsifal Opera Costume Design - Leather coat

Kundry’s other side – in a brown and orange leather coat.