This work offers new insights on the background to staging Tannhauser 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.
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.