Written July 28, 2016
Written November 27, 2014
What an awesome opera! I've been going for twenty years now and I'm a Handel and Verdi and Mozart and Donizetti lady usually, but Parsifal was spectacular. And the hourly rate makes it more affordable! ;) Go to the encore. Deep story. Great singing.
Written February 14, 2016
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Written March 03, 2013
As usual, a perfectly rendered production of a marvelous opera. Well done!
Written July 26, 2016
Parsifal is not for everyone. It is slow, legubrious and mystical. It is five hours long. But it is also some of the most sublime music ever written. The Met production was "must see" for opera aficionados. It had a dream cast of the very best contemporary singers who sang their hearts out for the production. The orchestra was amazing. I had some quibbles with the production, which was modern/futuristic, but some features were highly effective, such as giving the wounded king, Amfortas, a much more active role than in most productions, where he mostly languishes in a sickbed. Those who missed this should try hard to catch an encore performance. There were transmission problems due, we were told, to sunspot activity. The screen was blurred for a good part of the five hours, but the music was sublime.