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John Mastrogiovanni "Parsifal"

October 29, 2016 - 5:30 am - 11:00 am

The Wagner Society is pleased to welcome John Mastrogiovanni, President of the Wagner Society of Southern California, for this expanded program on Parsifal.

Parsifal is Richard Wagner’s final musical and philosophical treatise to the world. Since its introduction to opera houses beyond Bayreuth, manyhave shared their insights about what the spiritual and religious meanings were regarding this work. However, Wagner himself knew what he meant when he conceived it and had a definite purpose for the work. In his talk, Dr. John Mastrogiovanni, an educator in theology for more than 30 years, utilizes Wagner’s own concepts from his letters and prose works to help define the meaning of this amazing “Sacred Stage Drama”.

This program will be in two sessions, which is why the start time is early. We will convene at 10:30 for a 90 minute Part 1 and then adjourn for no-host lunch. Attendees are free to bring lunch, eat in the lower level cafe or another restaurant in the neighborhood. We reconvene at 1:00 for a second 90 minute session followed by questions and discussion.


3200 California Street @ Presidio  (2nd floor Gallanter Hall)

San Francisco, CA



October 29, 2016
5:30 am - 11:00 am

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