Essays on Richard Wagner and parsifal Including Robert Calverley Treveleyan’s the New Parsifal

New insights are given on the background to staging Tannhäuser and Parsifal. Sections on the illustrations to and parodies of Parsifal extend previous research, with special emphasis on the almost forgotten stage-designer Ludwig Sievert and early reception of the opera. The inclusion of a satirical text and Trevelyan’s parody reveal some of the less serious reception.

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Bristol Exhibition Notes

A Germanic hero par excellence? Richard Wagner in Paris

Stage designs for Richard Wagner’s works

Sailing the Seas with Vanderdecken – Flying Dutchman Workshop

Parsifal. Its Celtic and English background

Parsifal. A satirical text

Illustrations to Parsifal

Parodies of Parsifal

Robert Calverley Trevelyan, The New Parsifal