Wagner’s PARSIFAL ENCORE
Encore: Sun. April 7, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
Approx. Runtime: 5:40
Director 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.
Production a gift of the
Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa. Major funding from Rolex. Additional funding from
Marina Kellen French and the Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation. A co-production of the
Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra National de Lyon, and the Canadian Opera Company