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Watch free, for 24 hours: Hans Jürgen Syberberg's Parsifal

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday 9 August 2012 | 7:48:00 am

Syberberg's much lauded, 1982 film of Parsifal is to finally receive its DVD re-release in September (it will also be available to download). Released by Filmgalerie 451, the company is marking its release by making it available free to stream online on the 11/08/2012 - Click this link to view and for more information.

While being classified superficially as, "regitheater" this could be, in my opinion, one of the best Parisifals on film, Even if you don't buy it I highly recommend that you view it for free on the 11th. Included below are a few extracts from youtube

Details from Filmgalerie 451

Syberberg's celebrated version of 'Parsifal' was made on the one hundredth anniversary of the opera's first performance at Bayreuth in 1882 and is staged around the looming presence of a huge replica of Wagner's death mask. Armin Jordan's acclaimed interpretation of Wagner's incomparable music unfolds against a startlingly effective and constantly changing backdrop of images and tableaux vivants, while Syberberg's camera concentrates on the expressive faces of his actors, revealing staggering performances, especially from Edith Clever as Kundry, who many agree has given the definitive interpretation, hair-raising in its intensity.

Hans Jürgen Syberberg
Hans Jürgen Syberberg
Director of Photography
Igor Luther
Set Decorator
Werner Achmann
Jutta Brandstaedter
Richard Wagner

Musikalische Leitung Armin Jordan
Mit Armin Jordan (Amfortas - gesungen von Wolfgang Schöne), Martin Sperr (Titurel - gesungen von Hans Tschammer), Robert Lloyd (Gurnemanz - gesungen von Robert Lloyd), Michael Kutter (Parsifal 1), Karin Krick (Parsifal 2 - gesungen von Rainer Goldberg), Aage Haugland (Klingsor – gesungen von Aage Haugland), Edith Clever (Kundry – gesungen von Yvonne Minton)
produced by
Hans Jürgen Syberberg