Parsifal

Reginald Goodall
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Date/Location
June 1984
Brangwyn Hall Swansea
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
AmfortasPhilip Joll
TiturelDavid Gwynne
GurnemanzDonald McIntyre
ParsifalWarren Ellsworth
KlingsorNicholas Folwell
KundryWaltraud Meier
GralsritterTimothy German
William Mackie
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Reviews
classical-music.com

Readers who never heard Goodall in the Sixties and Seventies will probably wonder what all the fuss was about when encountering this WNO-based Parsifal captured in 1985. But even at some frustratingly distended tempi, which seem consciously to retard the otherwise excellent Meier and McIntyre and spotlight the chinks in Ellsworth’s battered vocal armour, Goodall’s skill in balancing expressive weight with structural cohesion still emerges, if only intermittently.

Antony Bye | 20 January 2012  

Rating
(8/10)
User Rating
(4.5/5)
Media Type/Label
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