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The Numbers Behind the Lyric Opera’s Parsifal Production

Everything you need to know about the formidable Wagner work, playing at the Lyric November 9 through the 29th.

Photography: (Wagner) Courtesy of Richard Wagner Museum; (Groves) J. Henry Fair


Hours it takes to perform the three-act epic


Times the director John Caird and Lyric’s general director Anthony Freud have worked together


Lyric seasons featuring baritone Thomas Hampson (who plays Amfortas, king of the Grail knights)


Centuries since Wagner’s birth, (explaining the spate of recent performances worldwide)


Times tenor Paul Groves has sung the lead role

November 9 to 29, Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker. lyricopera.org


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