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Siegfried Jerusalem is absolutely excellent as Parsifal here.
Those familiar with Steins Die Meistersinger know to expect great things with this Parsifal, finally transferred to DVD-adding considerable quality to the old VHS.
The sets are very attractive, but the direction misses many opportunities for emotional depth and psychological insight.
I enjoyed this very much! I can't fault any of the singers and the orchestra is superb, with the tempo just right. A couple of observations: I didn't particularly like the 5. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brian Mayor
Very reasonable price, excellent video images, and a good quality of sound. I was also pleased with the camera work and staging..Published 19 months ago by John Lucarelli
I have this opera in VHS which I got years ago. The DVD is for my friend's birthday gift. She is enjoying 7 told me she played few times already.Published 21 months ago by Elspeth
As a Wagner fan, my library would not be complete without Parsifal. I have Parsifal on cd but to have it on dvd is such a treat! Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by K. Michael Jameson
While I am not an expert on Wagner operas, the cast in this recording was renowned. The video quality is ok, but I would have expected better from DG. Read morePublished on December 24, 2011 by operafan
This is the best Parsifal on DVD by a long chalk. Act 2 is magnificent with a Kundry who hits the top of the stave with vocal power. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by KC
This, Wolfgang Wagner's first production of his grandfather's final masterpiece, was a traditionalist reaction to his elder brother's famous 30 year old iconoclastic staging. Read morePublished on April 7, 2011 by L. Lubin
The visuals overall are excellent. So is the conducting. If you're only going to see Parsifal once, this is a good one. With two caveats I describe below. Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by Theodore Shulman
Okay, so there are many folks for whom the Kubelik and/or Knappertsbusch CD recordings are considered "superior". These arguments are not without merit. Read morePublished on July 6, 2008 by Hans Sachs