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#WednesdayWagner For all of you loving to discover new connections between Wagner materials and dramas, just mentioning that the TARNHELM leitmotiv also appears in PARSIFAL. Yes, you are reading correctly! Short thread with examples ⬇️

#Wagner #DasRheingold #Parsifal #Leitmotif
Here, the 'Tarnhelm' leitmotiv, as appears in 'Das Rheingold'. You can listen to it through this link:
Now, get ready to listen to this excerpt of 'Parsifal' Act 1, at 0.06 ... What happens next will surprise you!
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Ok gotta hand it to WQXR-NY, they came up w wins-the-internet slogan for TURANDOT this afternoon: “Wrong answers only.”
Besides winkingly turning the plot on its head (see what I did there?) it also invites conduct deadlier than injecting whatever, *and* invites anti-#TURANDOT zingers, longed-for by a finite nonzero % of #opera fans, tho not including your present tweeter.
So, other “Twisted Tales From Kobbé’s” slogans?

#AÏDA: You’re gorges, Napata!
#BOHÈME: Of cough!
#SAMSON: Welcome to my shop/Let me cut your mop
#TROVATORE: sick burn
#TANNHÄUSER: Venus and a harpist
#PARSIFAL: Grailroaded
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