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Parsifallocked

  • Barry Millington

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Bühnenweihfestspiel in three acts by Richard Wagner ( seeWagner family, (1) ) to his own libretto; Bayreuth, Festspielhaus, 26 July 1882.

Wagner acquainted himself with the relevant source material for his final opera as early as the summer of 1845, when he read Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzivâl and Titurel poems, in versions by Simrock and San-Marte. The first prose sketch (now lost) was made in ...

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