Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 1 May, 1998

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1st May 1998. The stunning silence at the end of Parsifal. After the most amazing performance of Parsifal by the Royal Opera with Placido Domingo in the title role the audience sat in rapt silence for what seemed an age. You could have heard a pin drop after Heinz Fricke lowered his baton. Then simultaneously the audience rose to their feet in a tremendous standing ovation - as if choreographed.
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 7 December, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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written by Richard Wagner
performed by Heinz Fricke, Royal Opera, Plácido Domingo

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 May, 1998
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:24:25 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:45:40 +0000