A film by Axel Brüggemann. Global Wagner – From Bayreuth to the World is not a biography of Richard Wagner, nor is it a musicological analysis of his work. This is a documentary dedicated solely to the world’s fascination with the man, and an exploration of the question as to how such massive hype and world-wide cult following developed around this highly controversial artist. The film is a revealing feature-length study of life with Wagner’s legacy from one Bayreuth Festival to the next, and we travel the world to meet devoted Wagnerians and those most intimately involved in commenting on and producing his work today.
Katharina Wagner, Christian Thielemann, Alex Ross, Valery Gergiev, Plácido Domingo, Piotr Beczała, Barrie Kosky, Anja Harteros
Picture: NTSC 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio languages: German, English, Japanese
Subtitles: English, German, Japanese, Korean
Running time: 97 mins