When Parsifal was the most important thing in the world

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 1:03:00 pm

Over at "The Rest Is Noise" Alex Ross (his book of the same title is worth a look if you haven't done so) has posted the cover of The San Francisco Call from April 1905 which dedicated the entire front page to the MET's production of Parsifal when it arrived at SF's Grand Opera House on Mission Street. To read in detail click here: "Go West, pure fool"

Its hard to imagine now, that once "art" could dominate the front pages over "celebrity gossip" (See a recent front page of the""Sun" from the UK below)