Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in the Met's new production of Wagner's final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director Franasois Girard in his Met debut. The Wagnerians assembled for the deeply meditative opera about sin, redemption, pain and healing includes German bass Rena Pape as the wise knight Gurnemanz; Swedish soprano Katarina Dalayman as the wayward temptress Kundry; Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as the wounded king Amfortas; and Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the evil wizard Klingsor. Italian maestro Daniele Gatti conducts Wagner's powerful and complex score. American bass-baritone Eric Owens hosts and conducts backstage interviews with the stars.
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