Written March 30, 2015
A must see for Wagner fans. If you can get a ticket for the re-broadcast do it. Just be sure to realize you need a good night's sleep before hand. The first act is 2 hours, so be prepared.
The production is sublime and the singers are all just amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Written December 21, 2014
This was the first time i'd ever seen Parsifal. Although I know the music well from two complete recordings over the past fifteen years, I'd never been in the right place at the right time to attend a performance.
And I'm glad that I hadn't for it is hard to imagine a more beautiful production of Parsifal than this. i was mesmerized throughout the performance.
I am also pleased to have seen it as a film because the camera man did such a splendid job with his cameras that i came away convinced that those who were at the Met. that afternoon had not been as advantaged as were those who had seen it in cinemas.
Written November 30, 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.
Written March 06, 2015
This was an experience that is hard to explain. The orchestral score was overwhelming and the singing superb! I thought the staging missed the mark entirely particularly in the third act.
Written June 30, 2015
Left after the first act. The slowest moving and non universal storyline bored me. Couldn't wait to leave the theater. Very poor sound quality over the Burlington AMC sound system. However, I'm a great fan of the MET's "Ring" and other productions.