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The Last Week of Parsifal Rehearsals

Last night was the second of two full dress rehearsals. While waiting for the curtain call, we celebrated with third Act pizza in the dressing room. This rehearsal period, a mere two weeks actually in the theatre has passed almost too quickly to become philosophical about the whole working process; I have had the occasional thought though, and perhaps these will achieve bloghood in the coming days. In the meantime, skin and the rest is enjoying two days off from the wigs, white bodypaint, ropes, long days of warming up and preparing for the twenty-five-ish minutes we are actually on-stage. Andrew is here, Anna is here, a couple of others round out the original cast; we have a new Klingsor who is a delight, Valentina and Gianni as stage managers who are also a joy to work with, a great, friendly crew who live on some of the best coffee I have tasted, which at 70¢ a cup is also the cheapest, a new conductor who makes it his own, and altogether it’s not merely a remount and going through the steps. Some photos I was thinking of saving ’til we open, but I’ve seen other photos elsewhere, so, here is something of the last few days.

Parsifal Bologna – 10: Fanciulle Fiore dance
Parsifal Bologna – 10: Fanciulle Fiore dance
Parsifal Bologna – 11: Parsifal, Kundry, and Snake
Parsifal Bologna – 11: Parsifal, Kundry, and Snake
Parsifal Bologna – 12: Andrew and Anna
Parsifal Bologna – 12: Andrew and Anna
Parsifal Bologna – 13: The Red Glove
Parsifal Bologna – 13: The Red Glove
Parsifal Bologna – 14: Dasniya and Pericles
Parsifal Bologna – 14: Dasniya and Pericles
Parsifal Bologna – 15: Chair Suspension (self-portrait)
Parsifal Bologna – 15: Chair Suspension (self-portrait)
Parsifal Bologna – 16: Act 1 Trees, Act 2 Wall
Parsifal Bologna – 16: Act 1 Trees, Act 2 Wall
Parsifal Bologna – 17: Act 2 from the Auditorium
Parsifal Bologna – 17: Act 2 from the Auditorium
Parsifal Bologna – 18: Teatro Comunale di Bologna ceiling
Parsifal Bologna – 18: Teatro Comunale di Bologna ceiling
Parsifal Bologna – 19: Teatro Comunale di Bologna boxes
Parsifal Bologna – 19: Teatro Comunale di Bologna boxes
Parsifal Bologna – 20: Teatro Comunale di Bologna boxes other side
Parsifal Bologna – 20: Teatro Comunale di Bologna boxes other side
Parsifal Bologna – 21: Act 3 Red Thread
Parsifal Bologna – 21: Act 3 Red Thread
Parsifal Bologna – 22: Act 3 Black-Bagged
Parsifal Bologna – 22: Act 3 Black-Bagged
Parsifal Bologna – 23: Act 3 On the Treadmill
Parsifal Bologna – 23: Act 3 On the Treadmill