It doesn’t get more epic than Parsifal


Opera can’t get more epic than Wagner’s “Parsifal” (unless some company tries to stage the composer’s Ring Cycle at one go). It’s not always a picnic. But Bloomberg’s Manuela Holterhoff says the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production is about as good as it may ever get: “I fell under a spell. Time moved on and yet stood still. The ethereal music suffused us all. Sitting in our seats, we traveled far.” Jonas Kaufmann drew raves.

Read more about the opera and the Met’s production.

Kaufmann’s latest all-Wagner recording has also wowed listeners and critics.