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Feb. 23 2013

03/02/13 – Parsifal – NOON

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Metropolitan Opera

Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Libretto by Richard Wagner

Sung in German
Approximate running time:  5 hrs. 35 min., including 2 intermissions

parsifalDirector François Girard’s timeless new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Daniele Gatti

Kundry: Katarina Dalayman
Parsifal: Jonas Kaufmann
Amfortas: Peter Mattei
Klingsor: Evgeny Nikitin
Gurnemanz: René Pape

Production: François Girard
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Video Designer: Peter Flaherty
Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Dramaturg: Serge Lamothe

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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