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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

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Hours it takes to perform the three-act epic

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

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

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

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Times tenor Paul Groves has sung the lead role


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

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