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Title Parsifal / by Richard Wagner ; libretto by the composer ; a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Opera National de Lyon, and the Canadian Opera Company ; production by François Girard ; directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Published [United States] : Sony Classical, [2014]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  782.1 Wag/Par 2014  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (280 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Series Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Contents Disc 1. Act I; Extra features -- Disc 2. Act II - Act III
Summary "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
Notes 16:9 anamorphic presentation (widescreen)
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
Credits Conducted by Daniele Gatti ; set designer, Michael Levine ; costume designer, Thibault Vancraenenbroeck ; lighting designer, David Finn ; choreographer, Carolyn Choa
Performer 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
Event Live in HD transmission 2013 March 2 Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Notes DVD-9 ; NTSC ; region 0 ; soundtracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM 2.0
Sung in German with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian
Subject Perceval (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Knights and knighthood -- Drama.
Grail -- Drama.
Genre/Form Filmed performances.
Film adaptations.
Filmed performances.
Nonfiction films.
German language films.
Film adaptations.
Filmed operas.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Author 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
Container of (work): Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Parsifal.
Opera adaptation of (work): Wolfram, von Eschenbach, active 12th century. Parzival.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.), production company
Opéra de Lyon, production company
Canadian Opera Company, production company
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus, performer
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra, performer
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet, performer
Sony Classical (Firm), film distributor
Other Titles Wagner Parsifal