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This film is a panorama of the life and work of the famous German composer Richard Wagner. It covers the period from the revolution of 1848, which is also called March Revolution, to the expulsion of Wagner to Switzerland. The film leads up to his rescue by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and his last triumph in Beirut. His novelty in music and the radical political ideas of Wagner, nationalism and even anti-semitism are shown in the context of his life and times.

1983 | 5 hr
Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, Lszl Glffi, John Gielgud
Tony Palmer

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