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Superd Production of a Masterpiece

By Dan Richter
Written March 03, 2013
Can't get any better than this. Brilliant world class singers, superb direction and production, one of Wagners greatest operas.
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Superlative performance, but...

By Jean-Pierre
Written October 21, 2014
Magnificent singing, orchestral playing, and conducting. And of course the music is sublime. But the staging, much of it, is absurd. Wagner audibly groaning in his grave. When directors (François Girard, in this instance) radically "interpret" a work to make an individual, narcissistic statement, blithely disregarding and contradicting some of the basic features envisioned by its creator, things can go amiss, as they do here in the third act. Schade.... But of course seeing it live in HD is better than actually being at the Met itself.
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Parsifal

By ikanshopper
Written September 22, 2014
Long opera, but not your typical German opera. The singing is phenomenal and was the orchestra. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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A Wonderful Parsifal

By eschapker
Written July 28, 2014
Although one could quarrel with some of the artistic choices -- people sloshing around in pools of blood, for example -- overall this was a wonderful experience. The singing was magnificent. A great day at the opera.
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Amazing performance

By AntonyFrancis
Written March 03, 2013
Quite the most beautiful Parsifal I have ever seen ... this broadcast could only have been better if I had been at the met ... the singers are outstanding and Maestro Galli one of the best Parsifal conductors of today.
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