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Parsifal (WWV 111) is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard Wagner, who wrote both the music and the words. The opera is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, an early 13th-century epic poem about the knight Parzival (Percival) and his quest for the Holy Grail, together with other medieval sources. Wagner conceived the work in 1857 but did not finish it until 25 years later. It was his last completed opera and composed for the particular acoustics of his Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. Parsifal was first produced, by the composer himself, at the second Bayreuth Festival in 1882.
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