23. March 2013

LIVE-Broadcast of Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL from the Easter Festival Salzburg on March 23rd,


LIVE-Broadcast of Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL from the Easter Festival Salzburg on March 23rd,

with Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden


UNITEL CLASSICA, the international TV channel for the world of classical music, broadcasts the opening of the Easter Festival with Richard Wagner’s PARSIFAL live from the Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg.

Christian Thielemann as the new artistic director and the Staatskapelle Dresden will also make their debut at the festival. World renowned singers Johan Botha, Wolfgang Koch, Michaela Schuster and Stephen Milling star as the principal characters. German director Michael Schulz did the staging. UNITEL CLASSICA broadcasts this event in more than 20 countries in High Definition and with Surround Sound.


Broadcasting Times:

Europe and South Africa:

Saturday, March 23rd

Berlin - 8.15 p.m.

Sofia - 9.15 p.m.

Cape Town - 9.15 p.m.



Sunday, March 24rd

Taipei - 7.45 p.m.

Seoul - 8.45 p.m.


Program information:

Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Stage Director: Michael Schulz
Set and Costume Designer: Alexander Polzin
Choreographer: Annett Göhre

Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden

Parsifal: Johan Botha
Amfortas, Klingsor: Wolfgang Koch
Kundry: Michaela Schuster
Gurnemanz: Stephen Milling
Titurel: Milcho Borovinov

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera
Salzburger Festspiele and Theater Kinderchor


More information:


Sonja Schönfeld / +49 89 67 34 69 629 / sonja.schoenfeld@unitel.de

Dorothee Stoewahse / +49 89 67 34 69 15 / press@unitel.de


UNITEL CLASSICA is the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music. Distributed worldwide in more than 20 countries, Unitel Classica has 4.5 million viewers in Germany. UNITEL CLASSICA shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most famous venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide, among them Live from the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, the Bregenz Festival, the Arena di Verona and many others.