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Performer: François Girard

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New York CityDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)New production

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Valery Gergiev; François Girard; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Sir Bryn Terfel; Anja Kampe

QuebecLe Vaisseau fantôme

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Jacques Lacombe; François Girard; Opera de Quebec; John Macfarlane; Moritz Junge; Gregory Dahl; Johanni van Oostrum
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Suffering, transcendence, redemption: Parsifal at The Met

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kundry) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s production of Wagner’s Parsifal is a harrowing affair, entrancing in its refusal to charm. 
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The music redeems unanswered questions in the Met's beautiful new Parsifal

Before the music in the Metropolitan Opera’s new Parsifal starts, a black but reflective curtain drapes the front of the stage. It is dim enough not quite to show the audience, but it picks out the chandeliers.
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