In October ran Wagner’s “Parsifal” in the New National Theater Tokyo. I’m quite happy how the costume designs for this worked out.
This is the first of two batches I’ll show. (Part two of the costumes is up too)
When I’ve read the story while listening, I was blown away. I was more of a Nibelungen Saga fan, which is already ahead of our time when it comes to story writing. It completely avoids the usual good-vs-bad dichotomy. But Parsifal is another step beyond – with mixing holy and cursed in one role.
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.
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