The Metropolitan Opera in New York is currently hosting the theatrical production of the opera in three acts "Parsifal." The play is directed by the German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor Richard Wagner.
The play takes its thematic base from the thirteenth century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail. This transcendental creation of Wagner is conducted for the stage by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by François Girard. This music drama presents the psychological, mythical, and mystical possibilities of young man who is en route to the renewal of a brotherhood of knights and charged with safe-guarding the relics of Christ’s last days.
A liturgical ambience shrouded with bells and offstage chorus, the play dexterously assimilates the musical transcendence and dramatic cohesion on stage for a breathtaking five hours.
The performance is being staged at The Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA.
For details, visit: www.metopera.org
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