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Thinking with opera, Episode 6: Parsifal part 2

Alex Ross and Dr Áine Shei

In the second of three episodes focusing on Wagner’s epic final opera, New Yorker critic and author of Wagnerism and The Rest is Noise Alex Ross and Dr. Áine Sheil of the University of York discuss gender, sexuality and ritual in Parsifal, and in Richard Wagner’s work as a whole.

Close readings of the music itself are illustrated with excerpts from rehearsals for our 2022 concert staging.

Introduced and chaired by Professor Frank Finlay of the University of Leeds.

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