The Pageantry of Wagner in ‘Parsifal’ at the Met

By BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 15 May 2006]
In the dark days before CD’s, DVD’s and bootleg boutiques, piracy of intellectual property thrived, though on a more primitive scale than today. In 1903 the Metropolitan Opera was itself a culprit in the “Case of the Pilfered ‘Parsifal.’ ”