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Parsifal: a mystical drama – a philosophical experience


Parsifal: a mystical drama – a philosophical experience Musica


Parsifal by Richard Wagner has triumphed recently at the Met in New York. The charismatic presence of the main interpreter, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, played a Major role in its success.

Wagner's last opera revolves around the saga of the Holy Grail. It tells a complex story where philosophical, ethical and religious elements are ingeniously intertwined. A mystical drama, it tells us of Parsifal, "the innocent hero of pure heart" who at the end of his journey will save the knights of the Holy Grail. "If you start to dive into all those layers of this fantastic piece you catch fire, it's something amazing and unique, like a transcendent journey, a very mysterious experience," said Jonas Kaufmann.

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  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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