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  • What it looks like to me, in the backdrop of the Grail altar in this production of "Parsifal," is something quite like the dreaded goatse image.

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  • This is the sort of musing best done in a place where alcoholic beverages are sold, and before I knew it I was in just such a place myself, an upscale saloon called Parsifal's on Lexington a few doors south of 37th Street.

    The Burglar On The Prowl

  • It's a little like what Wagner achieved in "Parsifal" - a comparison that comes to mind in the closing moments of the opera, when Gandhi repeatedly sings the same ascending minor-key scale, while the orchestration for strings and woodwinds subtly shifts and deepens.

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  • A highly quoted 2006 European study known as Parsifal followed almost 15,000 kids in five countries and found that the consumption of raw or farm milk may offer protection against asthma and atopic allergies like eczema.

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  • Anyone who has heard him on stage, or has heard his two latest CDs — "Gods, Kings & Demons" (a recital of regal and demonic bass arias) and the Mariinsky Opera recording of Wagner's "Parsifal" (in which he is Gurnemanz) — will understand the power of his allure in strictly vocal terms.

    The King of the Lyric Basses

  • Remember when we watched a performance of "Parsifal" on laser disc back in 2001?

    Bayreuth Festival Competition

  • Some fine moments in singing and orchestral playing included the "Parsifal," with Thomas Hampson eloquently agonized as the wounded Amfortas, Mr. Domingo triumphant as Parsifal, and Mr. Levine -- who conducted the 4½-hour evening -- sculpting the orchestra beautifully.

    The Met-as-Museum Gala

  • Another imposing moment was the re-creation, using black-and-white projections, of the vaulted Grail Hall, including the descending dove, for the final scene of "Parsifal," based on the Met's 1903 production, the first staged performance outside Bayreuth.

    The Met-as-Museum Gala

  • Wisely, perhaps, there are no new productions in 2009, but there will be recent versions of "Parsifal," "Tristan and Isolde," "Die Meister-singer von Nürnberg" and Tankred Dorst's "Ring." www. bayreuther-festspiele.de Edinburgh International Festival Aug. 14-Sept.

    The Best of Europe's Festival Circuit

  • I did the Amfortas in "Parsifal" in the Vienna State Opera.

    Thomas Quasthoff: A Mighty 'Voice' Soars

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