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(ˈpɑːsɪfəl; -ˌfɑːl) or


(European Myth & Legend) German myth the hero of a medieval cycle of legends about the Holy Grail. English eqivalent: Percival
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or Per•ce•val

(ˈpɜr sə vəl)

a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail.
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References in classic literature ?
And the man who always ate spareribs and spinach and said he was a stock broker asked her to go to "Parsifal" with him.
No one had ever given her a turquoise ring or invited her upon a voyage to mysterious, distant "Parsifal."
Such music is not for the piano, and her audience began to get restive, and Cecil, sharing the discontent, called out: "Now play us the other garden--the one in Parsifal."
Cecil should have the Parsifal, and anything else that he liked.
A syndicate of Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius might have done it, but to an ordinary erring man, conscious of things done which should not have been done, and other things equally numerous left undone, he was too oppressive.
Galahad, Parsifal, and Marcus Aurelius, as I say, might have remained tranquil in his presence, but Robert Ferguson found the contract too large.
I shall never forget my first Parsifal --a grilling August day, and those fat old German women, come in their stuffy high frocks, and then the dark theatre, and the music beginning, and one couldn't help sobbing.
It's the third Wagner staging for Girard, having already tackled Siegfried in Toronto and Parsifal in Lyon and New York (a production destined for Toronto), to commercial and critical acclaim.
He has conducted many new productions at leading opera houses all over the world, and is one of the few Italian conductors ever invited to the Bayreuth festival, where he conducted Wagner's Parsifal in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Wagner's oeuvre includes Der fliegende HollEnnder, The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal .
Wagner's last opera, Parsifal, returned to the Metropolitan Opera on Feb.