Parsifal: The Search for the Grail (#2415)
The Grail -- the cup, legend has it, from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper -- remains one of the most powerful symbols in Western culture; and Richard Wagner's "Parsifal" is the most famous opera to dramatize the Grail's eternal mystique. In this performance documentary by filmmaker Tony Palmer, Placido Domingo performs highlights from "Parsifal's" score. Joining him is Violeta Urmana as the enchantress Kundry. Valery Gergiev conducts the Kirov Orchestra and Choir. Also featured are the European locations that served as inspirations to Wagner, as well as a rare interview with Wagner's grandson Wolfgang. [86 minutes]
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