Wagner & Me
Out Now On-Demand
Great British actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial German composer - Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883).
But Fry is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with anti-semitism and the Nazis? Shot on location in Germany, Switzerland and Russia, the film includes unique behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner's music held in the composer's own purpose built theatre.
Documentary, Music, Historical
UK, Switzerland, Russia, Germany
Otago Daily Times (Christine Powley)