Please note that Parsifal has been rescheduled to the fall of our 2022/2023 season.

A MONUMENTAL CAMPAIGN

A community-led initiative to present Wagner's Parsifal at the Canadian Opera Company

More than 100 voices.

An orchestra of 110 musicians, led by COC Music Director Johannes Debus.

Breathtaking special effects, elaborate video designs, and massive set changes.

For the first time ever, Parsifal is coming to the COC thanks to a Canada-wide effort by passionate arts supporters and opera fans, who have already committed nearly $1 million towards this monumental project.

It is a work that forever altered the horizon of musical expression in opera and beyond, influencing generations of composers. With its evocative symbolism, richly layered musical score, and nearly six-hour runtime, Parsifal remains the most vivid example of Wagner’s life-long project to elevate opera into a new kind of theatre that connects spirituality, storytelling, and myth.

To experience it is to enlarge our sense of what is possible in opera.

Be Part of a Landmark Moment
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Celebrating our Supporters

To pull off a production this immense requires extraordinary commitment and collaboration among singers, instrumentalists, technical crews, backstage teams, and creative talent. But it also, of course, would not be possible without you, our supporters.

Since this is a special campaign above and beyond our usual fundraising, Monumental Campaign donors will receive extra recognition and opportunities to enhance their Parsifal experience.

Supporters will be able to enjoy their benefits when Parsifal is performed in our 2022/2023 season.


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Gifts to the Monumental Campaign are recognized with a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.


SQUIRES $250 - $499
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 2020/2021 Monumental season
FLOWER MAIDENS $500 - $999
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season
MAGICIANS $1,000 - $2,999
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Early on-sale access to Parsifal performance tickets ahead of the general public
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season
WANDERERS $3,000 - $4,999
  • Invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Early on-sale access to Parsifal performance tickets ahead of the general public
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season
GUARDS $5,000 - $9,999
  • Complimentary pre-show toast when you attend the production
  • Invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Early on-sale access to Parsifal performance tickets ahead of the general public
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season

KNIGHTS $10,000 - $14,999
  • Two complimentary passes to a Parsifal rehearsal
  • Commemorative book celebrating this landmark achievement
  • Complimentary pre-show toast when you attend the production
  • Invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Complimentary commemorative Parsifal items to enhance your performance experience
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 2020/2021 Monumental season

KEEPERS OF THE SPEAR $15,000 - $24,999
  • Four complimentary passes to a Parsifal rehearsal
  • Commemorative book celebrating this landmark Canadian achievement
  • Complimentary pre-show toast when you attend the production
  • Invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Early on-sale access to Parsifal performance tickets ahead of the general public
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season
KEEPERS OF THE GRAIL $25,000 +
  • Invitation to dine with COC General Director Alexander Neef and Parsifal director François Girard
  • VIP seating and invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Six complimentary passes to a Parsifal rehearsal
  • Commemorative book celebrating this landmark Canadian achievement
  • Complimentary pre-show toast when you attend the production
  • Invitations to all of our Parsifal-related learning opportunities
  • Invitation to a celebratory kick-off event with the production’s cast and creative team
  • Recognition in the COC house program throughout the 20/21 season
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Early on-sale access to Parsifal performance tickets ahead of the general public
  • Access to special perks and discounts during our 20/21 Monumental season

Help us bring Parsifal to the COC
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN

 “Rings with ceremonial grandeur…[an opera that can] massage away the knots of everyday existence [and] overwhelm the skeptic”
—Vulture
"A powerful, personal Parisfal that managed to update and universalize the drama in a single stroke."
—National Post


Performance Details and Dates

This production is a Canadian-led collaboration between the COC, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Opéra National de Lyon in France. It is directed by François Girard whose highly successful production of Wagner’s Siegfried was part of the COC’s Ring Cycle.

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