The Wagner Family - Tony Palmer

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

The Wagner Family

Ein Film von Tony Palmer

Tony Palmer Films, 1 DVD, 2011

Sprache: Englisch
Laufzeit: 106 Min.
Regionalcode: 0 (All Regions)

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This is a film about a family, a family which has ruled the theatre in Bayreuth in southern Germany for the last 140 years, some say still the greatest theatre in the world. There's no doubt that Richard Wagner who built it was the most influential composer in the whole of the 19th Century. But his family has survived a mixture of lies, deception, fraud and dangerous political alliances. The story of this family is a soap opera that makes Coronation Street look like Noddy-in-Toyland. It’s a family – in many ways the Royal family of Germany – at war with itself.