Wagner (1981– )
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Wagner moves to Venice, Italy to finish 'Tristan und Isolde'. When Karl Ritter informs him that Mrs. Ritter is no longer able to provide Wagner with money, he ends their friendship and ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Palmer

Writer:

Charles Wood

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burton ... Richard Wagner
Franco Nero ... Crespi
Marthe Keller ... Mathilde Wesendonck
Peter Lauritzen Peter Lauritzen ... Dolgokurow
Mirco Caenazzo Mirco Caenazzo ... Count Zichy
Gabriel Byrne ... Karl Ritter
Arnoldo Mamo Arnoldo Mamo ... Venice Creditor
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Otto Wesendonck
Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss ... Royer
Jean-Luc Moreau Jean-Luc Moreau ... Petipa
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Hans von Bülow
János Kulka János Kulka ... Royer's assistant
Gemma Craven ... Minna Wagner
Lajos Mezey Lajos Mezey ... Chorus master
Zsuzsa Mányai Zsuzsa Mányai ... Madme Schwabe
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Storyline

Wagner moves to Venice, Italy to finish 'Tristan und Isolde'. When Karl Ritter informs him that Mrs. Ritter is no longer able to provide Wagner with money, he ends their friendship and travels to Paris. In Paris, he is ordered by the French emperor, Napoleon III, to stage a new version of his famous opera Tannhäuser. However, the show is a fiasco when riots break out during the performance to protest both Wagner's break with artistic conventions (a ballet in the first act, instead of the second) and the involvement of one of his patrons, the Austrian Princess Metternich. Written by Larry B.

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Official Sites:

Amazon

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1981 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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