GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Parsifal

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Parsifal

Sun, 07/28/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Jonas Kaufmann as the title character of Wagner's "Parsifal."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in the Met’s new production of Wagner’s final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director François Girard in his Met debut. The Wagnerians assembled for the deeply meditative opera about sin, redemption, pain and healing includes German bass René Pape as the wise knight Gurnemanz; Swedish soprano Katarina Dalayman as the wayward temptress Kundry; Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as the wounded king Amfortas; and Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the evil wizard Klingsor. Italian maestro Daniele Gatti conducts Wagner’s powerful and complex score. American bass-baritone Eric Owens hosts and conducts backstage interviews with the stars. GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Parsifal airs Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 12 noon on WXXI-TV.

Watch GP at the Met: Parsifal Preview on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

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