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Parsifal

By dandr0325
Written October 01, 2014
Perhaps the best Met HD presentation of a stellar season. Fantastic cast, compelling production, some of composer Wagner's most beautiful music, and a great host in Eric Owens, all add up to the perfect storm in a positive sense. This six hour marathon seemed all too brief as what unfolded to be one of the finest operas in memory.
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Boring

By timdewart
Written September 30, 2014
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.
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Wagner's PARSIFAL Live at the MET

By cvanarsd
Written October 24, 2014
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.
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Total immersion in another mind

By jane10024
Written September 19, 2014
It's long. It's slow. It's also gorgeous. It creates a mystical mood and if you slow down and go with it you will have an exceptional experience. If you don't, leave after Act 1.
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Loved it!

By AnnAlbin1
Written October 25, 2014
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.
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