Amfortas


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Amfortas

(æmˈfɔːtəs)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in medieval legend) the leader of the knights of the Holy Grail
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Among an international cast of seasoned Wagnerians, the one exception was Canadian baritone Brett Polegato singing Amfortas for the first time.
Orchestral sweep and detail were sensitively managed by the conductor, the CBSO Chorus made telling contributions exploiting the physical and acoustic resources of Symphony Hall itself, and in a well-chosen cast James Rutherford as the tortured Amfortas and Mihoko Fujimura as the self-loathing Kundry were outstanding.
This last claim may seem a little overstated; if so, it probably belongs alongside Barry Emslie's curious notion that the relationship between Parsifal and Amfortas is "more overly loving and lofty" than any other in the drama (p.
Following Ola's death, Chaim rescues his dead friends from the mass grave and under the guidance of the rabbi, now a crow, they wander until the dead are reunited at the eerie Hotel Amfortas and all but Chaim disappear into the bakers' ovens, symbolic of the gas chambers.
De Mexico tambien ha ido nuestro no menos destacado baritono-bajo Noe Colin, quien como Amfortas, consignan de igual modo los medios, ha destacado tanto por su poderosa y versatil emision como por su dominada tecnica, por su poderosa presencia en escena.
En la literatura, la poesia y el cine existen algunas referencias a este fenomeno, como se ve en la opera Parsifal, del compositor aleman Richard Wagner (1813-1883), basada en el poema epico medieval del mismo nombre, cuyo personaje, Klingsor, un caballero de la Orden del rey Amfortas, no puede controlar su libido, asi llega a castrarse para poder acceder a la hermandad de caballeros protectores del Santo Grial (3,4).
Amfortas, which was the very serious European businessman with a scientific background that was come to New Jersey to fix a company which had a pipeline going the wrong wav that he found out that in the company was a stubborn and rebellious worker (and others) who did not hearken to the rules, nor the SOPs, nor what is right in the eyes of the FDA.
The suffering Amfortas, probably the work's most central figure, is the reflection of a chained Prometheus, just as Parsifal assumes the role of Heracles, and so on.
Motivo que evoca el tema de Amfortas en Parsifal: Sib menor.
Amfortas Detlef Roth Gurnemanz Kwangehul Youn Parsifal Christopher Ventris Klingsor Thomas Jesatko Kundry Mihoko Fujimura Parsifal as a Child Marius Adler
Am Ende hat Walther von Stolzing "ein holdes Weib errungen," und Parsifal erlost Amfortas aus seiner qualvollen Verstrickung.