Parsifal (Blu-ray) – Poul Elming, Linda Watson

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Parsifal (Blu-ray) – Poul Elming, Linda Watson
Composer: Richard Wagner
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Stage Director: Wolfgang Wagner
Poul Elming
Linda Watson
Falk Struckmann
Hans Sotin
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus
Label: C Major
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese
Region: Worldwide
Run Time: 268 minutes

Conducted by the great Wagnerian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli for the Bayreuth Festival, this production of Wagner’s Parsifal features Poul Elming, Linda Watson, Falk Struckmann and Hans Sotin.

“Giuseppe Sinopoli coaxed an outstanding performance from the Festival Orchestra and Chorus, throwing light on the elaborate score from an agreeable distance and investing the music with a meditatively flowing quality…” - Das Opernglas


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Richard Wagner’s Parsifal

First seen in 1882, Wagner’s final masterpiece was written specifically for the space and acoustics of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, where it was meant to be performed exclusively. The Met presented the first staged production outside Bayreuth in 1903. With a score of magnificent subtlety and beauty and a story that blends the legend of the Holy Grail with Christian imagery, Buddhist ideas, and 19th-century European philosophy, Parsifal is a unique work that transcends the boundaries of the standard repertoire. “Parsifal is not just an opera—it’s a mission,” says François Girard, who directed the Met’s acclaimed 2013 production. “At the end of his life, Wagner was trying to reconcile all the aspects of his spirituality. It’s a sacred piece in the history of music.”


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