“It left me no peace”: From Carlo Gozzi's La donna serpente to Wagner's Parsifal

Syer, Katherine R.
September 2011
Musical Quarterly;Fall2011, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p325
Academic Journal
The article presents the author insights on the engagement of the works of musician and writer Carlo Gozzi to the works of musician and writer Cosima Wagner. She explores the engagement of the play "La donna serpente (The Woman as Snake)" written by Gozzi to the opera entitled "Die Feen (The Fairies)"of Wagner which she completed when he was 20 years old. She mentions that the said play of Gozzi is considered to be the literary source for the "Die Feen" play of Wagner. She features the "La donna serpente" which is one of the ten play of that he developed based from Italian and Oriental fairy tales.


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