from Act I, Scene 3 of the German opera Parsifal
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, son of Titurel and King of the Grail kingdom
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: the Castle of the Grail, the island of Montsalvat, Spain, later ninth century
Synopsis: After his father Titurel asks him to give Communion to the rest of the knights, Amfortas protests, saying that the wounds he received are troubling him too greatly. Eventually, he passes out.