For the Bologna revival, Andrew Richards (Parsifal) and Anna Larsson (Kundry) return from that cast, together with Lucio Gallo, Gabor Bretz, Detlef Roth and Arutjun Kotchinian. Roberto Abbado conducts.
I'm not sure which is scarier - the short guy with the weapon or Johan Botha's pulling outfit.
The pictures were taken at the dress rehearsal for Michael Schulz's new Parsifal, which opens the Salzburg Easter Festival on Saturday 23 March with Christian Thielemann conducting. I'll be there for the second and final show, auspiciously scheduled for 1 April.
Cast: Amfortas/Klingsor - Wolfgang Koch Titurel - Milcho Borovinov Gurnemanz - Stephen Milling Parsifal - Johan Botha Kundry - Michaela Schuster
If you'd like to see Jonas Kaufmann, Rene Pape, Peter Mattei et al in a full length recording of a certain New York opera house's certain Wagner opera, read on. As ever, the source material may disappear quickly, so you may wish to preserve it: