Andris Nelsons must really, really like Parsifal. For the CBSO's just-announced 2014-15 season - Andris's last at the helm - he's programmed it twice.
The first outing is on 25 August 2014 (Bank Holiday Monday). Klaus Florian Vogt makes a rare UK appearance to sing extracts from Parsifal and Lohengrin, and there's Elgar's Second Symphony to follow. Tickets are on sale now.
We don't get the full 306-minute Grail Magic until Sunday 17 May 2015, when Burkhard Fritz (or "Fritz Burkhard" as the CBSO site puts it) takes the title role. The remainder of an outstanding cast includes Georg Zeppenfeld, James Rutherford, and Mihoko Fujimura. Public booking opens on 27 May.
For those who wish to weep a little tear over Andris's departure for Boston, he's conducting two farewell concerts, on 17 and 18 June 2015. They feature a new work from his fellow-Latvian Eriks Ešenvalds together with Mahler's Third Symphony.