from Act II, Scene 2 of the German opera Parsifal
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, cursed to live forever until someone resists her charms
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: Klingsor's castle, the island of Montsalvat, Spain, later ninth century
Synopsis: Kundry tells Parsifal about his mother. Kundry remembers seeing Parsifal when he was a baby on his mother's breast. She watched him grow up and, when Parsifal finally left, his mother was saddened to the point of death.