Parsifal

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Overview

Richard Wagner's operatic retelling of the story of the search for the Holy Grail receives a lavish production in this video, which records performances held in Bayreuth, St. Petersburg, and Ravello, Italy. Internationally renowned tenor Placido Domingo leads the distinguished cast; Tony Palmer directs.
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Overview

Richard Wagner's operatic retelling of the story of the search for the Holy Grail receives a lavish production in this video, which records performances held in Bayreuth, St. Petersburg, and Ravello, Italy. Internationally renowned tenor Placido Domingo leads the distinguished cast; Tony Palmer directs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • UPC: 604388737802
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Source: Tony Palmer Films
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,161

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Plácido Domingo Parsifal
Feodor Mojhaev Amfortas
Nikolai Putilin Klingsor
Matti Salminen Gurnemanz
Violeta Urmana Kundry
Valery Gergiev Conductor
Technical Credits
Tony Palmer Director, Editor
Rob Ayling Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #2 -- Parsifal: The Search for the Grail
1. Prelude - The Legend of Parsifal & the Search For the Grail the Cup of Christ Wagner, Ravello, Karen Armstrong [5:56]
2. King Arthur, Monty Python, Indiana Jones, The Crusades - Ancient & Modern [7:03]
3. Adolf Hitler and the Pure Blood of the Aryan Race Bayreuth & Wolfgang Wagner [6:24]
4. Where is the Grail? Ravello? Glastonbury? Gurnemanz Explains the Story of Parisfal, The Swan, the Magic Spear & the Shrine [4:08]
5. Wagner & Parisifal Richard Burton; The Bells of Zurich; Siena Cathedral Amfortas, the Knights & "The Faith Endures" [11:49]
6. To Find the Truth - Klingsor [5:00]
7. Kundry, the Flowermaidens & the Kiss [33:05]
8. The Slide to Spiritual Vulgarity Karen Armstrong & The Seventh Seal "We Hew an Image Out of Our Fear and Call It God" [3:49]
9. The Black Knight, the Black Mass Racial Purity & Wagner's Anti-Semitism Robert Gutman & Wolfgang Wagner [5:41]
10. Parsifal & King Ludwig Set Off to Save the World "Germany Must Have Its Place In the Sun" [5:37]
11. Destruction of the Innocent "This is the End" [11:30]
12. Redeem the Redeemer? The Need to Believe In Something [10:04]
13. Coda [3:55]
14. End Credits [2:04]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    some good but much trivial

    The all too few bits of PARSIFAL shown here under Gergiev's baton are excellent and make us hope that a complete performance was taped. However, all too much of the time of this is not devoted to performance but to self-serving viewpoints and opinions that show the lack of understanding on the part of these self-styled 'commentators.' When the video of PARSIFAL with Domingo and Urmana under Gergiev is available, get it. Leave this alone especially if you are a Wagnerite.

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    Posted March 15, 2010

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