Elemental Opera, 2016

​Director - Mark Burns
Conductor - Michael Thrift
Production Design - Mark Burns
Lighting Design - Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson

Parsifal - Brian Smith-Walters
Kundry - Cecilia Bailey 
Amfortas - Stuart Pendred
Gurnemanz - Adam Leftwich
Klingsor - Peter Brooke
Titurel - Louis Hurst
Flowermaidens - Tanya Hurst, Laura Monaghan, Gemma Morsley, Bryony Soothill, Rosie Middleton, Jennifer Westwood
Squires - Tanya Hurst, Gemma Morsley, Greg Hill, Robin Pieta
Knights - David Padua, Matthew Duncan
Chorus - Grace Nyandoro, Janet Forbes, Elizabeth Deacon, Arthur Bruce
Voice from above -  Jennifer Westwood

Photography - Michael John White

"Mark Burns' inventive production... was well thought out and thought provoking. It also retained some traditional aspects frequently ignored nowadays: never before have I seen Kundry dying at the end as Wagner intended." ​Katie Barnes, Wagner News

"The clash of cultures... was scrutinised with scrupulous precision in director Mark Burns' gem of a chamber opera" Mark Aspen

"It was, to a surprising extent, at least to me, enhanced by Mark Burns’s keenly observed Personenregie"Mark Berry, Boulezian

opera & Stage director

Mark Burns