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Parsifal on Stage and the Screen
New York City, 1904

We present a historical journey with rare movie footage and illustrations of how the first performances
of Parsifal outside of Bayreuth were threatened by lawsuits from Richard Wagner’s widow Cosima.

Parsifal Film 1904

A scene from Parsifal,
the 1904 film by Edwin Porter
of the Edison Studios

Wagner & Cosima

An story in a New York newspaper about the lawsuit to prevent the performance of Parsifal at the
Metropolitan Opera, 1904

Metropolitan Opera 1904

The Old Metropolitan Opera
reconstructed for the 1904 production of Parsifal

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