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Wagner: Parsifal / Pape, Denoke, Finley, Pappano, Royal Opera

Release Date: 11/18/2014 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1158  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Robert LloydGerald FinleyWillard WhiteRené Pape,   ... 
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Amfortas is sung and acted with the greatest distinction by Gerald Finley. Denoke is always striking as Kundry but doesn't have quite a large enough voice for the demanding role. The minor roles are well taken. And the orchestra covers itself with glory, tirelessly magnificent for all 270 minutes.

– BBC Music Magazine

This is a well-thought-through production whose ideas don’t fight against the music. In musical terms, too, this is a simply excellent performance. Gurnemanz is a role that René Pape might have been born to sing. Finley is similarly balm to the
Read more ears as Amfortas. Denoke seizes every dramatic opportunity which the role gives her.

– MusicWeb International

Richard Wagner

Parsifal - Simon O’Neill
Gurnemanz - René Pape
Kundry / Voice from Above - Angela Denoke
Amfortas - Gerald Finley
Klingsor - Willard White
Titurel - Robert Lloyd

Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Renato Balsadonna)
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Stephen Langridge, stage director
Alison Chitty, set and costume designer
Paul Pyant, lighting designer
Dan O’Neill, choreographer

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, February 2014

- Interviews with Antonio Pappano and Simon O’Neill
- Cast gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Running time: 270 mins (opera) + 25 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Robert Lloyd (Bass), Gerald Finley (Baritone), Willard White (Bass),
René Pape (Bass), Angela Denoke (Soprano), Simon O’Neill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 

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