Abstract

Most Wagner operas revolve around themes of innocence and redemption, most commonly through a "love-death." Lohengrin and Parsifal, however, differ in using the device the essay identifies as the "succession scenario" to produce the effect of innocence. The essay outlines the basic rules of the succession scenario and shows both how the scenario illuminates these two operas and how the operas in question provide excellent exemplars of it.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-7931
Print ISSN
0065-860X
Pages
pp. 289-313
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-26
Open Access
No
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