Barry Millington in conversation with Patrick Bade: Richard Wagner: The Sorcerer of Bayreuth
8.00pm, Wednesday 13 February
£10 in advance (£12 on the door)
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Barry Millington, a leading expert on Wagner, tackles the issues and controversies surrounding his life, drawing on recent scholarship presents them in a new light. It is a mark of how Wagner has entered the popular imagination that his reputation as an incorrigible egoist, a philanderer, an
unscrupulous wife-stealer and an anti-Semite has come to define him. Yet this onedimensional
cartoon image of the man masks a more honest and complex portrait.
Barry Millington discusses his finely illustrated biography of Wagner with Patrick Bade.