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By rwayne724
Written March 03, 2013
If you can make it through the first act, you have got it made. The seconds and third acts are inspriing. This production with the projections was wonderful, although I did not like the modern dress.
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By bassoI
Written March 03, 2013
This is a must see for any Wagner fan. The singing is fabulous. It is long, but well worth seeing. The staging is unusual and new, but that makes the production all that more fascinating. It was very helpful having the producer explain the concept behind the production during the intermission.
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Parsifal, Metropolitan Opera HD theater cast

By fjbjr
Written August 30, 2014
A fabulous performance of a stupendous opera, with brilliant soloists, superb choral singing, and a first rate orchestra. Concept, staging, and lighting were stunningly good, though I prefer the medieval fantasy look for this work. It's a six hour show with intermissions and stage calls, so be prepared.
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The only word is "magnificent!"

By nancysuef
Written March 04, 2013
The music is divine and the voices are absolutely first-rate. One might carp about the production and the omnipresent blood, but it is an astounding experience overall.
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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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