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4.0 out of 5 stars Musically Very Fine, 13 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Wagner: Parsifal Berlin 1992 (Euroarts: 2066738) [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
On the whole this is very good indeed. Very solid musically and the acting is fine (although I think Poul Elming in Act I tends to do Parsifal as Jethro Bodine, the great dignity he brings to the trauma of Act II and all of Act III manages to, shall we say, 'redeem' his performance). Waltraud Meier is very strong, as is Falk Struckmann's Amfortas. I agree with others who think John Tomlinson's Gurnemanz is too youthful, but his is still a more than decent performance.

The sets, unfortunately, are bloody awful: dark, monolithic and cheap-looking.

Leaving Syberberg's masterpiece Parsifal - 2-DVD Set to one side, this is a generally reliable first choice and is likely to remain so until we get an official release of the recent Metropolitan Opera production with Jonas Kaufmann. Now that is one for the ages.
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