Opening tonight, the Metropolitan Opera presents director Francois Girard’s timeless new vision of “Parsifal,” Richard Wagner’s final masterpiece. On stage, set designer Michael Levine has created a stunning, surrealist landscape for this epic drama to unfold. Loosely based on the 13th-century poem about Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail, the work was composed for the Bayreuth Festspielhaus and for almost two decades, it was the only venue allowed to stage the opera. However, in 1903, the Met got a court ruling permitting them to perform it in NYC. Now 110 years later, the Met continues this tradition.
Parsifal at The Met Opera