Parsifal http://tpr.org en Richard Wagner’s Apotheosis, 'Parsifal' http://tpr.org/post/richard-wagner-s-apotheosis-parsifal <p>Richard Wagner’s "Parsifal<i>,"</i> his final opera, was created in parallel with his greatest creations including "The Ring" and "Tristan." It took him just over 30 years and several revisions before it was finally presented in 1882.</p><p>It is viewed as his most refined and elaborate work and it at times leaves people feeling that it is too profound to even applaud. In a comic twist, this bothered the composer; when Wagner would applaud a certain scene he would be hushed by members of the audience.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:17:13 +0000 Ron Moore 7080 at http://tpr.org Richard Wagner’s Apotheosis, 'Parsifal' One Of The Greatest Operas Ever Written: Wagner’s 'Parsifal' http://tpr.org/post/one-greatest-operas-ever-written-wagner-s-parsifal <p>Richard Wagner’s <em>Parsifal,</em> his final opera, was created in parallel with his greatest creations including <em>The Ring</em> and <em>Tristan. </em>Beginning in the 1850’s, its prose and poetry was returned to over and over again in first and second drafts, and was finally orchestrated and presented in 1882; it occupied over a quarter century in Wagner’s creative life. The work was scored with the acoustics of the newly built Bayreuth in mind and has one of the oddest operatic history’s imaginable. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:48:35 +0000 Ron Moore 1837 at http://tpr.org One Of The Greatest Operas Ever Written: Wagner’s 'Parsifal'