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Opera, drama. Based on Richard Wagner's opera. King Amfortas is suffering excruciating pain as a result of having been wounded by the spear that pierced Christ on the cross, and no medicine will cure him. The spear has fallen into the hands of Klingsor, a dark figure who could not find admittance into Amfortas's castle and has built his own domain as a garden of pleasures that seduces all the knights that try to retrieve the spear. Parsifal is brought before Amfortas after thoughtlessly shooting a beautiful swan in the King's gardens with an arrow. Amfortas sends him to retrieve the spear. But Klingsor has the witch Kundry in his thrall and sends her to tempt Parsifal, Parsifal unaware that she is really his mother.

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