A new production of Parsifal, Wagner's huge, profound meditation on guilt, death and possible redemption, is always a remarkable event. This one, recorded earlier in 2013 and directed for the Royal Opera House by Stephen Langridge, designed by Alison Chitty and conducted by Antonio Pappano, the creative team who brought Birtwistle's brutal, beautiful Minotaur to the stage, is especially exciting. Parsifal (Heldentenor Simon O'Neill, recently acclaimed for his Siegmund), a young man ignorant of everything including his own name, arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he the "pure fool, enlightened by compassion," who, it has been prophesied, will purify the kingdom? The extraordinary cast of Wagnerian singers also includes the magnificent bass René Pape as Gurnemanz; Gerald Finley makes his role debut as Amfortas after a wonderful Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Glyndebourne; Willard White sings the sorcerer Klingsor; and versatile singer-actress Angela Denoke is an intriguing choice for Kundry. Official Web Site

Screening Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:00pm
and Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 10:00am!
(Except as noted)

(Click on playdates to buy advance tickets online)

ATLANTA, GA: Thu, January 9 at the Midtown Art Cinema

BALTIMORE, MD: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
   at the Harbor East

BOSTON, MA: Thu, January 9 at the Kendall Square Cinema

CHICAGO, IL: Thu, January 9 at Landmark's
   Renaissance Place Cinema

DALLAS, TX: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12 at The Magnolia

DETROIT, MI: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
   at the Main Art Theatre

HOUSTON, TX: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
   at the River Oaks Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
    at the Keystone Art Cinema

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
    at the Edina Cinema

NEW YORK, NY: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
    at the Sunshine Cinema

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12 at the Ritz Five

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Thu, January 9 at the Clay Theatre

SEATTLE, WA: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
    at the Guild 45th Theatre

ST. LOUIS, MO: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12 at noon
    at the Tivoli Theatre

WASHINGTON, DC: Thu, January 9 & Sun, January 12
    at the Bethesda Row Cinema

Director:

Stephen Langridge

Cast:

Simon O’Neill, Gerald Finley, René Pape, Willard W. White, Angela Denoke, David Butt Philip, Charbel Mattar, Dušica Bijeli, Rachel Kelly, Sipho Fubesi, Luis Gomes, Robert Lloyd, Celine Byrne, Kiandra Howarth, Anna Patalong, Anna Devin, Ana James, Justina Gringyte

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

5hrs 45mins

Release Year:

2013

Country Of Origin:

UK