Wagner and Cosima are overjoyed by the birth of their son, Siegfried. Meanwhile, Germany continues its war with France, which finally ends months later in January 1871 with a victory for ... See full summary »

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Tony Palmer

Writer:

Charles Wood

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Episode credited cast:
Richard Burton ... Richard Wagner
Vanessa Redgrave ... Cosima von Bulow
Stephen Oliver Stephen Oliver ... Richter
Ronald Pickup ... Nietzsche
Peter Holliger Peter Holliger ... Photographer
László Gálffi ... King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Niall Toibin ... Lutz
John Gielgud ... Pfistermeister
Jan Biczycki Jan Biczycki ... Perfall
Miguel Herz-Kestranek Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Hans von Bülow
Bernadette Schneider Bernadette Schneider ... Judith Gautier
François-Eric Gendron François-Eric Gendron ... Villiers
Laurence Olivier ... Pfeuffer
Felix Franchy Felix Franchy ... Prince Hohenlohe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gyula Benkö ... Narrator (voice)
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Wagner and Cosima are overjoyed by the birth of their son, Siegfried. Meanwhile, Germany continues its war with France, which finally ends months later in January 1871 with a victory for Prussia and it finally realizes Wagner's lifelong dream of a united Germany. Wagner marries Cosima and is ordered by Ludwig to stage his opera Das Rheingold. When Wagner decides to postpone the opera, one day before the premiere, he and Ludwig have a falling out. Wagner is denied access to the theater and decides to build his own opera house in Bayreuth. Written by Larry B.

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14 February 1984 (Hungary) See more »

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