Wagner & Me
In this film Stephen makes a journey to explore his fascination for Wagner and confront his troubled legacy. Can he disentangle the music he loves from its poisonous links with Hitler? His journey plays out against the backdrop of preparations for the Bayreuth Festival - the annual Wagner extravaganza held in a theatre purpose-built by the composer. Immersing himself in preparations for the 2009 Festival, he eavesdrops on rehearsals and discovers more about the music he loves.
1hr 29mins long