Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title character in Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by noted film and opera director François Girard in his Met debut. “Parsifal is not just an opera—it’s a mission. At the end of his life, Wagner was trying to reconcile all the aspects of his spirituality. It’s a sacred piece in the history of music,” Girard says. The cast also features Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, the mystical woman who tempts Parsifal; Peter Mattei in his role debut as Amfortas, king of the Knights of the Holy Grail; René Pape in one of his greatest roles, the wise old knight Gurnemanz; and Evgeny Nikitin as the magician Klingsor.
Approximate running time: 5:40
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Production: François Girard
Set Designer: Michael Levine
Costume Designer: Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Video Designer: Peter Flaherty
Choreographer: Carolyn Choa
Dramaturg: Serge Lamothe
Cast: Katarina Dalayman (Kundry), Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal), Peter Mattei (Amfortas), Evgeny Nikitin (Klingsor), René Pape (Gurnemanz)
Sat., March 2 • 10:30am • Loft
Opera expert/writer-producer Dennis Kleinman will lead a lively discussion of the Parsifal. Space is limited! Doors open an hour before – come early for coffee and pastries!
More Info/Tickets for the Opera Connection on Parsifal
Post-Opera Dinner at The Library Restaurant
The popular Met@The Music Hall HD broadcast series just got better! By special arrangement, The Library Restaurant adjacent to The Music Hall will be offering special Post-Opera Dinners after opera broadcasts in its 2012-2013 season - exclusive seatings for a limited number of patrons each. It couldn’t be easier – all that Met patrons need to do is to call/come by The Music Hall Box Office to make their dinner reservation, then, after the opera broadcast, walk the few steps to The Library Restaurant, present their Met ticket and enjoy the casual elegance at one of the finest steak houses north of Boston. Patrons can choose from the full menu, or a special Met-exclusive, prix fixe menu ($38) including soup or salad, a choice of three entrees, a dessert, and a glass of red or white wine. More about The Library Restaurant.
Post opera dinner seatings at 5:45pm