from Act II, Scene 2 of the German opera Parsifal
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, a young man
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: Klingsor's castle, the island of Montsalvat, Spain, later ninth century
Synopsis: After Kundry kisses him in an attempt to seduce him, Parsifal remembers the wounds of King Amfortas. He ruminates on them and how the only way that he can save himself from the sin of Kundry's kiss is by asking forgiveness from God.