||Richard Wagner FilmGmbH, in association with Hungarofilm & Magyar Televisio (Budapest) for London Trust Cultural Productions Limited. Allan Wright
||The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Budapest Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
||West Long Branch NJ; Kulture International Films; c.1982
||4 videocassettes (9 hours): sound, color; 1/2 inch
||Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Gemma Craven, Laszla Galffi, Marthe Keller, Ekkehardt Schall, Ronald Pickup
Richard Wagner was loved and hated, admired yet despised, a villain yet a hero, a man whose fame and exploits were the gossip of Europe. Above all, he was an incurable romantic who had a scandalous love affair with Liszt's illegitmate daughter. A dangerous political revolutionary, Wagner's influence penetrated Germen society. He was a scoundrel, joker, philosopher, con-man, poet, refugee, virulent political orator, and one of the greatest composers who has ever lived.