Wagner & Venice


Director Peter Ruttner
Narrator Orson Welles
Producer Filmart, Venice, Italy
Filmed by Kratky Films, Praha
Music Wagner's Funeral March for the Death of Siegfried


by Water Bearer Films, 1987

This film takes viewers to the sites in Venice, Italy, which was frequented by Wagner and from which he drew inspiration for much of his romantic music. Special attention is given to the period of his life when he was composing the music to the Second Act of Tristan und Isolde. The film includes photo shots of Wagner's letters, poems, and music written between 1858 and 1883.