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Title Parsifal [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. [United States] : Sony Classical, [2014]
©2014

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Description 2 videodiscs (280 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
performed music prm rdacontent
text txt rdacontent booklet
video v rdamedia
unmediated n rdamedia booklet
videodisc vd rdacarrier
volume nc rdacarrier booklet
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
digital optical stereo LPCM 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 0 rda
Series Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
System Details DVD-9, all regions, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM 2.0.
Language Sung in German, optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Event Live in HD transmission 2013 March 2 Metropolitan Opera House, New York City.
Note Booklet with program notes, synopsis, and scene listings inserted in container.
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.
Credits Conducted by Daniele Gatti ; set designer, Michael Levine ; costume designer, Thibault Vancraenenbroeck ; lighting designer, David Finn ; choreographer, Carolyn Choa.
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.
Note Based on the epic poem Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Contents Disc 1. Act I; Extra features -- Disc 2. Act II - Act III.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note 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.
Subject Perceval (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Knights and knighthood -- Drama.
Grail -- Drama.
Operas.
Genre/Form Filmed operas.
Added Author Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, composer, librettist.
Girard, Francois, 1963- producer.
Sweete, Barbara Willis, director.
Kaufmann, Jonas, performer.
Pape, Rene, performer.
Mattei, Peter, 1965- performer.
Dalayman, Katarina, performer.
Nikitin, Evgenii, 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.
Opera 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.
Added Title Wagner Parsifal
ISBN 9786315370397 : DVD 24.98
631537039X : DVD 24.98
Standard No. 888837255899
Music No. 88883725589 Sony Classical

 
    
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