Saturday, 25 February 2012

Jonas Kaufmann's Parsifal - early preview

Jonas Kaufmann will be singing Parsifal at the Met this time next year. Since these things are planned years in advance, those who knew, knew. But click on this link to see a promotion video. Not that we need any persuading!  On HD and apparently online too. The really devoted should get to Lyon from 6th March this year for the premiere of the production.  (Link to Lyon Opera Parsifal page.) It's easier to travel to Lyon and less hassle.

Katarina Dalayman (who can do real Wagner), Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape.Not a dud among them. Is the Met making amends to Wagner's ghost after that disgraceful Götterdämmerung? Please read my analysis of the Met's descent into banality in that Ring HERE. (covering all four opera, tracing the descent from good theory to shabby non-singing, non-direction)

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