AMC Chesterfield, MO is lauded for hosting the Met Live/Encore series. Parsifal was sung and played extremely well, but the sets were so barren that, except for most of Act II, sitting through 6 hours was the most tedious experience of my life. The story is so ambiguous that I don't know which messages to attribute to the composer, the producer, the director or the actors. The 5 main characters are clear-cut, but what did Wagner mean to convey? In this version, "Kundry" did a spectacular job of leaving her motives unclear, but if this was meant to explain Wagner's personal sexual indiscretions, it appeared to suggest that women's attractiveness was so great that he had not been responsible for his behavior (not the Christian message I know) and the "temptress" (intentionally?) had to die in Act III to make room for the Holy Grail (what nonsense!). Probably scholars have published far better interpretations of this work. I would value the score as background music in my home.