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Parsifal

By DezzertFoxx
Written March 06, 2013
I was so disappointed. The music is gorgeous, the performances were excellent. But the direction and staging were: tedious, pretentious, opaque, soporific, and boring. I left at the first intermission.
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Parsifal MET Opera

By jscott469
Written August 28, 2014
Greatly enjoyed Kaufmann's performance......he is the tenor of this generation!! Less than thrilled with the production/setting.....I felt the setting/production missed Wagner's essential theme. For Wagner enthusiasts it is a MUST SEE!
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Parsifal

By carolwgarrett
Written September 18, 2014
Fabulous production by the New York Metropolitan Opera Company!! The entire production was incredible! The talent was the finest and it was long but we would not have missed it!! Bravo!!
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Don't miss the re-play!

By John Seleski
Written September 18, 2014
One of the best performances I've ever heard out of the Met. That's with 45 years of listening experience. Production was thought-provoking, singing exceptional--each role was perfectly cast. May be tough going for the opera-newbie, but well worth the effort! Agree with the earlier poster: so good it made the 5.5 hours fly by!!!
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Beautiful performance!

By Bostonflick
Written July 31, 2014
Okay, it's five and half hours long, but it just flew by! The cast is wonderful, the performances are spectacular, and the staging is marvelous. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live is one of the great opera marketing ideas of this generation. And the cast interviews backstage are enough to warm an opera fan's heart.
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