Music: Chicago's Parsifal

Because he considered an opera house no fit place for so sacred an opera, Richard Wagner, as long as he lived, never let Parsifal be performed anywhere but at Bayreuth. So special is Parsifal's appeal that it is not often given in the U. S. outside of New York. Last week the Chicago Civic Opera Company presented it for the first time in nearly nine years. Only great musicand equally great acting can convince a modern audience that a good woman would make it her business to go around seducing Christians just because she...

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