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Wagner (1981– )

TV Mini-series | 300 min | Biography, Drama, History

A huge panorama of Richard Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to the final triumph at Bayreuth. Richard Wagner's radical musical ...See moreA huge panorama of Richard Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to the final triumph at Bayreuth. Richard Wagner's radical musical and political ideas, his German nationalism, and even his anti-Semitism are set in the context of his life and times. Written by Adrian Thorpe See less
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Updated Nov 30, 1981

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Dec 1983 (United States)

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122 cast members
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Richard Burton
Richard Wagner Richard Wagner   See fewer
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Vanessa Redgrave
Cosima von Bulow Cosima von Bulow   See fewer
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László Gálffi
King Ludwig II of Bavaria / Ludwig II King Ludwig II of Bavaria / Ludwig II   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Pfistermeister Pfistermeister   See fewer
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Miguel Herz-Kestranek
Hans von Bülow Hans von Bülow   See fewer
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Gyula Benkö
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Gemma Craven
Minna / Minna Wagner Minna / Minna Wagner   See fewer
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7
Ralph Richardson
Pfordten Pfordten   See fewer
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Richard Pasco
Otto Wesendonck Otto Wesendonck   See fewer
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Laurence Olivier
Pfeuffer Pfeuffer   See fewer
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Ronald Pickup
Nietzsche / Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche / Friedrich Nietzsche   See fewer
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Andrew Cruickshank
Narrator / Minister Bär / Bar Minister Narrator / Minister Bär / Bar Minister   See fewer
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Marthe Keller
Mathilde Wesendonck Mathilde Wesendonck   See fewer
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Ekkehard Schall
Franz Liszt / Liszt Franz Liszt / Liszt   See fewer
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Arthur Denberg
Prince Paul Taxis Prince Paul Taxis   See fewer
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Gabriel Byrne
Karl Ritter Karl Ritter   See fewer
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Stephen Oliver
Richter Richter   See fewer
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Jess Thomas
Albert Niemann / Niemann Albert Niemann / Niemann   See fewer
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Daphne Wagner
princess Metternich / Princess Metternich princess Metternich / Princess Metternich   See fewer
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Felix Franchy
Prince Hohenlohe Prince Hohenlohe   See fewer
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Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Queen Mother Queen Mother   See fewer
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Vernon Dobtcheff
Meyerbeer / Giacomo Meyerbeer Meyerbeer / Giacomo Meyerbeer   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
Semper Semper   See fewer
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Franco Nero
Crespi Crespi   See fewer
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Peter Lauritzen
Dolgokurow / prince Dolgorukow Dolgokurow / prince Dolgorukow   See fewer
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Mirco Caenazzo
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Venice Creditor / creditor from Venice Venice Creditor / creditor from Venice   See fewer
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Natalie Natalie   See fewer
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Peter Hofmann
Schnorr von Carolsfeld Schnorr von Carolsfeld   See fewer
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Gwyneth Jones
Malvina von Carolsfeld Malvina von Carolsfeld   See fewer
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László Horváth
Hanslick Hanslick   See fewer
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Peter Holliger
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Royer's assistant Royer's assistant   See fewer
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Emanuel Schmied
Uncle Max Uncle Max   See fewer
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Peter Wehle
First Bailiff First Bailiff   See fewer
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Lajos Mezey
Chorus master Chorus master   See fewer
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Second Bailiff Second Bailiff   See fewer
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Madame / Madme Schwabe Madame / Madme Schwabe   See fewer
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Anikó Sáfár
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Malwida von Beysenburg / Mathilde Malwida von Beysenburg / Mathilde   See fewer
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Second guest Second guest   See fewer
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Dr. Pusinelli Dr. Pusinelli   See fewer
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Brandt Brandt   See fewer
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Feusthal Feusthal   See fewer
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Kaiser Wilhelm I Kaiser Wilhelm I   See fewer
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King Ludwig I of Bavaria King Ludwig I of Bavaria   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 402 votes