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Fools rush in

A member of the cher public writes La Cieca suggesting that parterre readers attending the first night of the Met’s Parsifal might want to meet and/or greet. Who among you will be there? And what be shall the meeting place, or Bühnenweihfestspole?  

Meanwhile, here’s a hint of the onstage action.

63 comments

  • Jamie01 says:

    Is there a meeting place during the first intermission or do I just wander around until I overhear an exceptionally erudite and perceptive discussion of the performance, and then I’ll know I’ve found the group?

    • Jack Jikes says:

      Very top of grand staircase by the current art work?
      I will try to be apparent but not grand.

    • bluecabochon says:

      Maybe this could be a meeting place for every performance to Parterriat can meet during the run? I’ll be going on Feb. 21 and would love to meet anyone else there that evening.

  • Sneakeater says:

    I’m just a lurker, but I have to admit that I got really pissed off last night when, every time I tried to fill up time during the looooonnnnnnnggggg intermissions by looking at that painting, there was a group of men standing in front of it. Why do have to stand right in front of the painting, I kept asking myself.

    I should have eavesdropped. When I overheard the in-depth discussion of Jonas Kaufmann’s chest, I’d have understood.

    PS — Daniele Gatti!!!!!!!!!! Peter Mattei!!!!!!!!! And Rene Pape (who makes the almost miraculous seem so effortless)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!