Reggie Goodall’s mighty last shoutmain
The last eleven minutes or so of Parsifal from the 1987 Proms mark the final achievement of Reginald Goodall, who fell ill soon after and never conducted again. He died in May 1990.
The wonderful Amfortas is Neil Howlett, still teaching at 83. This was the finest hour of English National Opera.
Shut your eyes and you’re in a better world.
And a video footnote: