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on 15 November 2001
Given that most recordings of Parsifal are up in the £50 range, this bargain looks almost too good to be true. In fact this is a sublime version, with good sound for a live recording from 1950. We have here at least two of the very greatest singers of the 20th century: Maria Callas and Boris Christoff. The Rome RAI Orchestra is conducted by Vittorio Gui.
Two things that should be pointed out before you buy is that this version is sung IN ITALIAN, and that it contains sizeable cuts (thus allowing it to fit on only three discs). So if you are after a definitive German-language version, look elsewhere -- but as a performance on its own merits this is a recording which is worth many times its asking-price.