Posted March 01, 2012

The Met has announced the 2012-2013 schedule of HD broadcasts and the Met’s new production of Parsifal is scheduled for March 2, 2013.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role as the pure fool who finds wisdom in François Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece. The rest of the all-star cast include Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, Peter Mattei as Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as Klingsor, and René Pape as Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts the first 5 performances and Asher Fisch will conduct the final two performances.

This new production is a co-production with Opéra Lyon and Canadian Opera Company and will be directed by the noted Canadian film and opera director François Girard.  The production will receive it’s debut performance on March 9, 2012 at Opéra Lyon.

Using the link below, you can go to the Met Opera on-line brochure, view an interview with Girard and see a preview of the designs for the production.



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