Klingsor

Klingsor

enemy of Grail knights. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Parsifal, Westerman, 248]
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Wolfgang Bankl gave the baddie sorcerer Klingsor a certain convincing selfbelief and as Parsifal himself - sometimes portrayed as childishly uncaring as many a Wagner tenor hero - Burkhard Fritz emerged from his immersion in this dramatically challenging role as a true vessel of remorse and redemption, full and genuinely heroic in tone.
1] In Klingsor syndrome, GSM is specifically due to underlying religious delusions.
Sir Willard has recently appeared as the High Priest in Alceste at the Teatro Real in Madrid and as Klingsor in Parsifal at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, also starring as Othello, alongside Sir Ian McKellen, with the Royal Shakespeare eatre.
The extraordinary cast of Wagnerians assembled for the deeply meditative opera about sin, redemption, pain, and healing includes German bass Rene Pape as the wise knight Gurnemanz; Swedish soprano Katarina Dalayman as the wayward temptress Kundry; Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as the wounded king Amfortas; and Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the evil wizard Klingsor.
Starting with Poe, whose "Philosophy of Composition" had a profound influence on the young composer, writers from Tristan Klingsor to Henri de Regnier and Leon-Paul Fargue all made their mark.
Klingsor emerges from a circular portal like the door to a massive hank vault, but his flowermaideits exist on stage only as images of women on little TV screens.
Riding the tide of romance is also the theme for Chausson's Poeme de l' Amour et de la Mer, where the composer sets poems by Charles Baudelaire and Tristan Klingsor.
Indeed, the only disappointment was bass Hartmut Welker as the fallen knight Klingsor, the opera's villain.
The list of such works is extensive: the Germany and post-Nazi Germany of En busca de Klingsor (1999; Eng.
Closely linked with Welsh National Opera, Maxwell has recently been touring with them, appearing as the evil Klingsor in a new production of Wagner's Parsifal.
Many critics today see not only Alberich but Mime and (in Parsifal) Klingsor as Jewish caricatures.