“Wagner – The Complete Epic”

Directed by Tony Palmer

Filmed in 200 different locations in 6 different European countries as part of the centenary of Wagner’s death, this film was the biggest East-West production in the history of television. Notably for shooting the original places Richard Wagner visited, lived and worked, and the accuracy on the details of his life. The film took 7 months to complete and was written by Charles Wood in conjunction with the Bayreuth estate and Wolfgang Wagner (Wagner’s grandson).

The film was filmed in widescreen 35mm Dolby Stereo.

The music was recorded by Sir Georg Solti especially for the film and features the great:

Sir Richard Burton
Vanessa Redgrave
Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir John Gielgud
Sir Ralph Richardson
Ronald Pickup
Cyril Cusack
Sir William Walton
and many others…

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