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Monsalvat: see MontserratMontserrat
, mountain, 4,054 ft (1,236 m) high, NE Spain, rising abruptly from a plain in Catalonia, NW of Barcelona. On a narrow terrace, more than halfway up its precipitous cliffs, is a celebrated Benedictine monastery, one of the greatest religious
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the mountain of salvation where the Holy Grail is guarded by knights. [Ger. Opera: Wagner Parsifal in Benét, 761]
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It's interesting that Herheim's Parsifal, which treats the work historically as a parable of German guilt and redemption (and in so doing introduces Nazi banners and goose stepping storm troopers to the Bayreuth stage), is the most widely accepted of the recent productions, even though strictly speaking the conception is about as far from Wagner's Monsalvat
as Neuenfels's rats are from Brabant.
He is currently working on a book, The Road to Monsalvat
, about Wagner's "religion of art," and preparing a series of commemorative events to mark the composer's bicentenary celebrations in 2013.
His life was Monsalvat
without the Monsalvation of the art.