Parsifal, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia

By George Loomis [Financial Times, 28 October 2008]

The filmmaker Werner Herzog, who has staged operas periodically over his long career, has mentioned two things that appealed to him about directing Parsifal in Valencia: the presence there of a relic with a plausible claim to be the Holy Grail and the remarkable Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house, now two years old.