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The Bardavon continues The Met: Live in HD 2012/13 SEASON – Richard Wagner’s PARSIFAL – “a sacred piece in the history of music…”

  |   February 23, 2013  |  Comment


Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12pm at UPAC in Kingston

The Bardavon will continue The Met: Live in HD 2012-13 Season on Saturday, March 2, at 12pm with the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s PARSIFAL at UPAC in Kingston.

Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title character in Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by noted film and opera director François Girard in his Met debut.

“Parsifal is not just an opera—it’s a mission,” Girard says.  “At the end of his life, Wagner was trying to reconcile all the aspects of his spirituality. It’s a sacred piece in the history of music.”

The cast also features Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, the mystical woman who tempts Parsifal; Peter Mattei in his role debut as Amfortas, king of the Knights of the Holy Grail; René Pape in one of his greatest roles, the wise old knight Gurnemanz; and Evgeny Nikitin as the magician Klingsor.

The Met: Live in HD at the Bardavon is made possible in large part through the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. Additional support comes from the Dr. Edwin Ulrich Charitable Trust, The Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, and the Benjamin R. Strong Opera Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. The generous corporate sponsor is Premier Medical Group.

Lunch and Learn:  The Bardavon and two local restaurants are pleased to partner on a very special opportunity for opera lovers to be nourished by knowledge and great food.  At 11:30am, prior to each 1pm Saturday opera broadcast, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk on that day’s production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist’s Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all HVP playbill liner notes.

The Artist’s Palate (307 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.483.8074) hosts lunches prior to broadcasts at the Bardavon, and Frank Guido’s Little Italy (14 Thomas Street, Kingston, 845.340.1682) hosts for UPAC broadcasts.  Please call the restaurants directly to make reservations.

Tickets for Wagner’s PARSIFAL at the Bardavon are $26 (Adults), $24 (Bardavon Member), and $19 (Children 12 and under) and are available at:

Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 845.339.6088

or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

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