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Parsifal (2014)


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Published: [United States] : Sony Classical, [2014] ©2014
Series: Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Description:  2 videodiscs (280 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (11 pages ; 18 cm.)
ISBN/ISSN: 9786315370397, 631537039X :,
Language:  German

Special features (Disc 1): Backstage at the Met with host Eric Owens: interviews with Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Peter Mattei, John Sellars, Katarina Dalayman, François Girard

Booklet with program notes, synopsis, and scene listings inserted in container

Based on the epic poem Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach

Host: Eric Owens ; performers: Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), René Pape (Gurnemanz), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet

"François Girard's stunning post-apocalyptic production of Wagner's last opera Parsifal trailblazed the way for the Metropolitan Opera's centennial celebrations of the great composer"--Container

Amfortas, the ruler of the knights of the Holy Grail is ailing from a wound given to him by Klingsor, who had been rejected by the knighthood. A prophecy says that he can only be saved by a "pure fool, enlightened by compassion." Klingsor knows that Parsifal is the person mentioned in the prophecy, and he enlists the mysterious woman Kundry, against her will, to seduce Parsifal and complete his revenge

DVD-9, NTSC region 0, 16:9 anamorphic presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM 2.0

Sung in German with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian

Disc 1. Act I; Extra features -- Disc 2. Act II - Act III

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Filmed operas.
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Additional Credits:
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, composer, librettist
Girard, François, 1963- producer
Sweete, Barbara Willis, director
Kaufmann, Jonas, performer
Pape, René, performer
Mattei, Peter, 1965- performer
Dalayman, Katarina, performer
Nikitin, Evgeniĭ, 1973- performer
Gatti, Daniele, conductor
Owens, Eric, 1970- host
Levine, Michael, 1961- set designer
Vancraenenbroeck, Thibault, 1967- costume designer
Choa, Carolyn, choreographer
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Wolfram, von Eschenbach, active 12th century.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.),
Opéra de Lyon,
Canadian Opera Company,
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.).
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.).
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.).
Sony Classical (Firm),

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