Armin Jordan
Choeur Philharmonique de Prague
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
29 June – 3 July, 6 – 9 July 1981
Palais du Congrès Monte Carlo
Recording Type
  live   studio
  live compilation   live and studio
Amfortas Wolfgang Schöne
Titurel Hans Tschammer
Gurnemanz Robert Lloyd
Parsifal Reiner Goldberg
Klingsor Siegmund Nimsgern
Kundry Yvonne Minton
Gralsritter Paul Frey
Gilles Cachemaille
Stage director
Set designer Werner Achman
TV director Hans Jürgen Syberberg

Armin Jordan’s “Parsifal” is a bit of a letdown with some murky orchestral sounds and generally off-form soloists – unfortunately some great names such as Robert Lloyd and Aage Haugland could certainly have done much better. The early digital recording is also quite blurred although at the end the music picks up considerable momentum. However there are a host of excellent recordings of this particular version of the opera both on DVD and CD so this is not wholeheartedly recommended.

Gerald Fenech | 2010

This work always sounds best recorded ‘live’ in Bayreuth, but this recording, made as a soundtrack for Hans-Jürgen’s Syberberg’s extraordinary film, is very fine if not overwhelming.

Michael Tanner | 20 January 2012

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Media Type/Label
Image Entertainment
Technical Specifications
720×480, 2.1 Mbit/s, 3.8 GMByte, 4:3 (MPEG-4)
Movie with actors
Also available as commercial audio release