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A new release from the series of Metropolitan Munich.
Parsifal represents the culmination of Wagners work as a revolutionary composer of opera. In it he created a powerful allegory on the conflict between Christianity and paganism, good and evil, light and dark, physical passion and spiritual abstinence.
This dramatic production by the brilliant German stage director Harry Kupfer marked Daniel Barenboims appointment as the artistic director of the Berlin State Opera in 1992. The cast is made up of the finest Wagnerian singers of the period, all of whom enjoyed substantial international careers. Barenboims superb conducting reveals Wagners multi-layered score in all its glory.
It is a must for those who love this work… it's pretty riveting, due mainly to the commitment of the cast to character and to superb singing and playing. Paul Elming… is remarkable in the title role… Waltraud Meier remains the Kundry of our time and this, her third DVD, is her best… Even if you own the brilliant Nagano set, this one is a necessity and beats the Nagano by a small margin for first choice. How magnificent this is! --Robert Levine, International Record Review
In the year Daniel Barenboim himself devoted to Beethoven it was the long-awaited DVD release of his own Berlin Staatsoper Parsifal that topped my personal hit list. Harry Kupfer's production (1992) is unobtrusively futuristic and, with Barenboim conducting as well as he ever has, this is currently the best modern recording in any format. John Tomlinson's Gurnemanz and Waltraud Meier's Kundry look young and sound glorious. --David Gutman, Gramophone Critics Choice 2012