Thursday, March 15, 2012

Parsifal preview

Next season the Metropolitan Opera will present a new production of Richard Wagner's Parsifal, directed by Francois Girard in a co-production with Opera Lyon and the Canadian Opera Company.

The cast will include Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, Peter Mattei as Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as Klingsor, and René Pape as Gurnemanz. The premiere is scheduled for March 2, 2013. Daniele Gatti will conduct the first five performances and Asher Fisch will conduct the final two.

The theme is based on investment bankers searching for redemption. Just kidding (or maybe not).

Here's a preview from Lyon, courtesy of Opera Cake:

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