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One of the most influential artists working in any medium, Richard Wagner created vast operatic masterpieces that demand everything from orchestra and singers alike. For his final stage work, which focuses on an order of knights entrusted with protecting the legendary Holy Grail, Wagner composed a meditative score that transfixes the listener from the very first bars of its radiant prelude. In this mesmerizing radio broadcast, Maestro Valery Gergiev leads a powerful performance, headlined by Plácido Domingo in the heroic title role. Alongside the tenor, the all-star cast features soprano Violeta Urmana as the otherworldly Kundry, bass René Pape as the wise Gurnemanz, bass-baritone Falk Struckmann as the anguished Amfortas, and baritone Nikolai Putilin as the malevolent Klingsor.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 12, 2003


Richard Wagner


Richard Wagner

Run Time

4 HRS 18 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus