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  • Feldmarschallin: http://www.zeit.de /2014/48/puccini-o per-manon-lescaut- hans-neuenfels A rave for Neuenfels... 3:12 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Laufenberg inszeniert “Parsifal 221; in Bayreuth http://www.merkur- online.de/akt... 3:05 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Um, all duets and ensembles are in the same key. I loved the interview and... 1:14 AM
  • steveac10: While I applaud the Met for keeping him visible in New York in the short term, I fear all this... 12:59 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Subline? Tut, Laddie! Are you referring to the Faust? It was very good, which in... 12:45 AM
  • Flora del Rio Grande: Well, Hell, for what it is it is OK! Most in-tune I’ve heard her for decades!... 12:34 AM
  • mia apulia: I saw the thing on Letterman by chance; I was moved by it and I was not predisposed to be moved... 11:56 PM
  • laddie: I just think he is a whole other animal in the French repertoire. i heard him live in Santa Fe as... 11:35 PM
  • Poison Ivy: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=mnhI Hz6qtIM I don’t get it. He sounds great here. 11:16 PM
  • Jack Jikes: Exactly! 11:04 PM

Equal rites

As with all good myths, certainly all the myths at the heart of Wagner’s operas, the juggling of symbols and archetypes and themes in Parsifal opens the piece to a great variety of interpretations. Many recent productions have twisted things in a way that seemed to strain or defy Wagner’s intricate libretto and lush, meticulous score: gray springtimes in a world beyond nuclear or environmental holocaust, that sort of thing. But the world of Wagner’s tale is, like our own, a world in crisis, on a razor’s edge. That’s bound to resonate with contemporary directors. They then have many options in setting out the workings of the crisis in this fable of a solution to whatever may be broken.   Read more »