Amfortas


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Amfortas

sinful life led to perpetual suffering. [Arth. Legend: Walsh Classical, 20; Ger. Opera: Parsifal]
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Once her arsenal of seduction is used up, Kundry's yearning for the hero does not diminish but, rather, becomes more intense, until that yearning overwhelms her when Parsifal asks her to lead him to Amfortas.
Klingsor (Thomas Jesatko), self-castrated to contain his carnal urges, practices black magic and steals the spear that pierced Christ's side, inflicting a perpetually bleeding wound on the side of Amfortas (Detlef Roth), the order's leader.
Der entmannte Klingsor schliesslich ist das Opfer falscher Erkenntnis geworden, so wie Amfortas das Opfer von Begierden, die ihm jegliche Erkenntnis schwinden liessen.
Esa apertura, para Amfortas es brecha, y para Parsifal umbral.
Whereas in Hanson's cogent analysis it is Oscar Wilde who, in his 1895 trials and subsequent imprisonment and death, provided the model for modern queer subjectivity (and spirituality) in suffering, Morris, regarding the same historical moment, finds Wagner's wounded heroes Tristan and Amfortas "provid[ing] a pattern for homosexual subjectivity" (283).
The hole it left might even be compared to the wound suffered by the knight Amfortas that lies at the heart of this meditative musical drama of faith, compassion and spiritual renewal.
Esta caida se materializa en el beso a Kundry, mujer que tienta y lleva a la perdicion definitiva al rey Amfortas y a la perdicion parcial al mismo Parsifal, que se vera obligado a peregrinar.
The theme of the healing power of love is one that Wagner made use of in many of his operas, and in his last opera, Parsifal, the wound that will not heal is made explicit in the character of Amfortas.
Robert Hayward's Amfortas, equally powerful, remained a tragic role.
Hitler interpreted the wound of King Amfortas in Parsifal as racial impurity, and was probably misinterpreting Wagner.
Titurel's sire Amfortas won the same race for Brittain in 1996 at odds of 66-1.
The Newmarket handler is in a rich vein of form at the moment - emphasised by Dutch Gold's Chester Vase success on Tuesday - and is hopeful the Amfortas colt can improve on his recent fourth to Shield in the Sandown Classic Trial to book his place in the Vodafone Derby next month.