Friday, April 2, 2010

Opera Good Friday

This is the famous Good Friday Music from Act 3 of Wagner's Parsifal. Sigfried Jerusalem plays Parsifal, with Kurt Moll as Gurnemanz, and James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera. From the description at YouTube, this summary:

Parsifal, after many years of wandering, appears with the spear that will heal Amfortas's wound. Gazing on the beautiful meadows, Parsifal says that on Good Friday every living thing should only sigh and sorrow, and the radiant Good Friday Music is a poignant meditation on the chief themes of the opera: suffering, compassion and redemption.

For more, you can check out this piece from a few years ago.

4 comments:

  1. Blessed Easter to the gang at "Our Word"!

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  2. Happy Easter from me too! I'm waiting for your John Forsyth memorial - seriously.

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  3. Soon, Ter. I intend to have one this week.

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