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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
5 - 27 Feb 2018
Dark Nights of the Soul in the Kingdom of the Holy GrailBuy Tickets
Director Francois Girard's timeless production of Richard Wagner's Arthurian epic returns to the Met this season in a welcome revival starring commended European tenor Klaus Florian Vogt as the titular Parsifal, a Knight who sets out on a mystical quest to save the realm and his King from the evil sorcerer Klingsor.
In true Wagnerian style Parsifal is a lavish and monumental work. The composer's final masterpiece, it is replete with strange prophecy, religious symbolism, disguise, seduction and action, all of the hallmarks of a winning and unforgettable experience.
French Canadian Girard draws on his filmic career to create a surreal post apocalyptic landscape, designed by Michael Levine, where the Knights own journeys to save their ailing leader are melded into a quest for their very soul against harrowing circumstances.
Don't miss this much anticipated and rare work from the canon, and don't forget the Bayreuth convention, a tradition of not applauding after the first act that grew from the audiences confusion at Wagner's directions on the opera's first outing!
Opening night: 5 February 2018
Booking through until: 27 February 2018
Sung in German with Met Titles in German, English and Spanish
Five hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions
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