Sony Classical will release the DVD of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production of Parsifal on Tuesday, April 1. Anthony Tommasini’s review appeared on 17 February 2013 in The New York Times.

The conductor is Daniele Gatti, and the superb cast includes:

Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal

Katarina Dalayman as Kundry

René Pape as Gurnemanz

Peter Mattei as Amfortas

Evgeny Nikitin as Klingsor

Rúni Brattaberg as Titurel

The post-apocalyptic production is by François Girard with sets by Michael Levine and costumes by Thibault Vancraenenbroeck. The production surely is not for everyone, but everyone will want to know it.

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