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These articles and associated notes present many different approaches to Wagner's Parsifal. With a few digressions concerning other operas by Wagner. This is an unstructured list of the contents of the web-site. For a structured view see the index of articles. For viewing this site, a tablet, laptop or desktop PC with a screen width of at least 980 pixels is recommended.

About the History of this Web Site
Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade

Adolphe Appia on Parsifal and the Ring
Heine's Atta Troll

The "Ban" on Parsifal
The Sacrament of Baptism
Parsifal in Wolfgang Wagner's staging at Bayreuth
The Bells of Monsalvat

A Parsifal Bibliography
Biographical Notes
The Eagle, the Phoenix and the Divine Blood
Joseph Campbell on Parsifal

Schopenhauer on Loving-kindness

The Cauldron of the God
Celtic Legends
Chrétien de Troyes

The Loathly Damsel
Deryck Cooke on the Symbolism of Parsifal

The Dove

Parsifal at Covent Garden
Erlösung dem Erlöser

A Letter from Richard to Mathilde
Seven Faces of Kundry

Magic Flowers
Good Friday
Gawain at the Grail Castle

The Genesis of Parsifal
The Holy Grail
Parsifal and Greek Myth
The Wandering Jew

Wagner, Buddhism and Parsifal
Wagner's Books from the East

An Introduction to Wagner's Parsifal

Josaphat and the Beautiful Maiden
Schopenhauer on Justice

A Cautionary Tale

Bernard Levin on Parsifal

Lilith, Eve and Kundry

Opera Venue Links

The Waste Land
Lévi-Strauss on Parsifal

Thomas Mann on Parsifal

The Horn of Plenty and the Grail
Spiritual Masters
The Mead of Poetry
Meyerbeer's Robert and Wagner's Parsifal
Schopenhauer on Compassion

Wagner's Muse
An Introduction to the Music of Parsifal
The Mystical Chord

Glossary of Names

Parsifal and the Nazis

Nietzsche on Parsifal

Jesus of Nazareth - Buddha (The Victors) - Parsifal
The Land of Non-Being
Notes on Act 1
Notes on Act 2
Notes on Act 3

Orchestration of Parsifal
Orgelûse the Haughty Lady
Peredur son of Evrawc
Prelude to Act 1
Prelude to Act 2
Prelude to Act 3
Parsifal's Progress

Prose Draft (Munich, August 1865)
The Question

Parsifal and Race
Eternal Rebirth

Musical Motives in the Ring
A List of Motives in the Ring with References

G.B. Shaw on Parsifal

Die Sieger (The Victors)
Cousin Sigûne the Lamenting Maiden
Sleeping and Waking
Wagner's Sources
The Wounding and Healing Holy Spear
Parsifal on Stage
Leitmotif Guide: the principal motives in Parsifal

Plot Summary: Synopsis of Parsifal
The Plot as a Lego Movie

What happens in Parsifal?

The Message of Parsifal

Suneson on Indian Influences in Parsifal
Syberberg's Parsifal Film
Wieland Wagner's Parsifal Cross

PARSIFAL - A New English Translation with Commentary
The Tristan Chord
The Fair Unknown

Vegetarianism and Antivivisection
Verlaine's Poem

Transformation Scenes
Perceval's Visit to the Grail Castle

Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonk
Parzival and Parsifal
Swans and Geese: Wagner's Wildfowl
Wolfgang Wagner on Parsifal

Wolfram von Eschenbach

Wolzogen on Parsifal

Richard Wagner on Parsifal
Wagner Site Links

Parsifal and Christianity

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