Thursday, February 23, 2006

it's kind of an operatic day

Tannhaeuser und der Saengerkrieg


Your opera is a romantic drama of the struggle

between earthly passion and spiritual


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At 9:47 AM, Blogger Kay said...

Ok, who is Parsifal??

Your opera is a contemplative drama of wisdom gained through compassionate suffering.

Obviously opera is not my cup of tea!! lol

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I think Parsifal is an opera about a knight in search of the Holy Grail, but I could be wrong.

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Kay said...

That sounds about right...me, on the search for the elusive or non-existent!! lol

At 5:13 PM, Blogger bls said...

"Parsifal" is Percival, the knight who eventually found the Grail, along with Sir Galahad.

In some versions, he is the son of King Pellinore; in others, the son of Sir Gawain.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger bls said...

(I'm a huge King Arthur/Camelot fan. As perhaps you can tell.



At 5:17 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Would that be Galahad the pure in the Monty Python movie?

(I was majorly into Arthurian legend many years ago, but now all I'm left with is "Spamalot.")

At 10:10 PM, Anonymous Wonderland Knitter said...

I have absolutely no knowledge of opera but this is where I'd be -

Der fliegende Hollaender

Your opera is a stormy drama of a Curse broken by a Love faithful unto Death.

What the heck is this? LOL

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Emily said...

That's the Flying Dutchman, cursed to sail around the seas, I think.

At 2:51 PM, Blogger bls said...

Sir Galahad is the son of Sir Launcelot - "le chevalier mal fet" - and Elaine, the daughter of Pellas.

That's a whole story right there....

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Songbird said...

I got Tristan und Isolde, which I must say is vaguely worrisome!

At 6:22 PM, Blogger LutheranChik said...

I tested the same opera, Emily.

(And taking the test, I kept thinking about Mark Twain's quip that "Wagner's music isn't as bad as it sounds"...even though I happen to like Wagner's music anyway.)


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