• Photo Gallery: Parsifal

François Girard's new production of Wagner's Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and starring Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman, and René Pape in the leading roles, opened February 15 to popular and critical acclaim. Here are some images from the performance.

  • Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • René Pape is the wise knight Gurnemanz.

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  • The brotherhood of the Grail in a scene from Act I

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  • Katarina Dalayman plays the mysterious Kundry.

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  • When Parsifal (Jonas Kaufmann) arrives at the sanctuary of the Grail and unknowingly kills a holy swan, Gurnemanz (René Pape) angrily questions him about his past.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • A scene from Act I

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  • Peter Mattei sings Amfortas, the ailing ruler of the brotherhood of the Grail.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal

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  • The sorcerer Klingsor (Evgeny Nikitin) has created a magic garden to entrap the Knights of the Grail.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • Klingsor's Flower Maidens try to seduce Parsifal.

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  • Through his encounter with Kundry (Katarina Dalayman), Parsifal (Jonas Kaufmann) realizes that it's his mission to save the suffering brotherhood of the Grail.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • After years of wandering, Parsifal returns to find an aged Gurnemanz (René Pape)...

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • ...who anoints him as the new King of the Grail.

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  • Parsifal (Jonas Kaufmann) baptizes the penitent Kundry (Katarina Dalayman), releasing her from her curse.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • A scene from Act III

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  • With the brotherhood of the Grail in decline, Amfortas (Peter Mattei) only wants his own death.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera
  • In the opera's final scene, Parsifal returns the Holy Spear to the sanctuary of the Grail, healing Amfortas and saving the brotherhood.

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera