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Wagner play to be transmitted live to Quick Center

Published 4:51 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Fairfield University will present a live transmission of Richard Wagner's Parsifal from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on Saturday, March 2. It will take place as part of The Met: Live in HD series at noon Saturday, March 2, at the center, 1073 N. Benson Road.

A pre-broadcast discussion in the Wien Experimental Theatre with Peter Shimkin, WMNR radio host, is set for 11:15 a.m.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in this re-envisioning of Wagner's final masterpiece, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by film and opera director Fran├žois Girard, according to a news release. The cast features actress Katarina Dalayman as Kundry, the mystical woman who tempts Parsifal; Peter Mattei in his debut role as Amfortas, king of the Knights of the Holy Grail; Rene Pape as the wise old knight Gurnemanz; and Evgeny Nikitin as the magician Klingsor.

The Met: Live in HD is a series of high-definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera's new season from Lincoln Center, the release states.

Tickets, $25, $20 seniors, $10 children and students, may be bought at the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.