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Met Opera: PARSIFAL
Encore: Sun., April 7, 2013 at 1 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