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Parsifal

Author: Otto SchenkPhebe BerkowitzBrian LargeBernd WeiklJan-Hendrik RooteringAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, ©2002, 1994.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : German : [Fullscreen presentation]View all editions and formats
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An interpretation of Wagner's last opera of German and Christian mythology, set in the Middle Ages, and centering on the brotherhood of Grail knights who guard "the chalice in which the blood of the crucified Saviour had once been caught." [Guide, p.8].
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Televised performances
Television adaptations
Cultural television programs
Filmed operas
Named Person: Richard Wagner
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Schenk; Phebe Berkowitz; Brian Large; Bernd Weikl; Jan-Hendrik Rootering; Siegfried Jerusalem; Kurt Moll; Franz Mazura; Waltraud Meier; James Levine; Richard Wagner; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus.; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Metropolitan Opera Television (Firm); Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51326713
Language Note: Sung in German ; optional German, English, French, Spanish, or Chinese subtitles ; disc menu in English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1993.
In-container guide includes track listing and plot synopsis in German, with English and French translations.
Credits: Set and projection designer, Günther Schneider-Siemssen ; costume designer, Rolf Langenfass.
Performer(s): Bernd Weikl, baritone (Amfortas) ; Jan-Hendrik Rootering, bass (Titurel) ; Kurt Moll, bass (Gurnemanz) ; Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor (Parsifal) ; Franz Mazura, bass (Klingsor) ; Waltraud Meier, soprano (Kundry) ; with supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in production at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Mar. 1992.
Description: 2 videodiscs (264 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (32 p. : ill. ; 18 cm).
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 0 ; aspect ratio: 4:3 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; dts surround ; PCM stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Act I --
Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera [picture gallery] ; Disc 2. Act II --
Act III.
Responsibility: the Metropolitan Opera presents ; by Richard Wagner ; production, Otto Schenk ; stage director, Phebe Berkowitz ; executive producer, Peter Gelb ; video director, Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera Television production.

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An interpretation of Wagner's last opera of German and Christian mythology, set in the Middle Ages, and centering on the brotherhood of Grail knights who guard "the chalice in which the blood of the crucified Saviour had once been caught." [Guide, p.8].

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