A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final triumph at Bayreuth. Wagner's radical musical and political ideas, his German nationalism and even his anti-Semitism are set in the context of his life and times. Written by
Adrian Thorpe <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
During the filming the '3 Knights' would dine together, and each would try to 'outdo' the others in serving opulent meals. See more
When Ludwig is wading into the water to drown himself, automobiles are seen driving on a highway on the far shore. See more