Rare Screening "The Life and Works of Richard Wagner" Jan 2014. Barbican.

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | 5:55:00 pm


This newly restored silent landmark was the first feature-length film to be made about the composer Richard Wagner, featuring Italian composer Giuseppe Becce in the title role, together with Olga Engl and Miriam Horwitz, and produced by Oskar Messter in Berlin in 1913.

This rare screening is presented for the first time at the Barbican with an original piano score, composed and performed by Jean Hasse, which combines extracts from Bach, Bellini, Liszt, Wagner and Hasse herself, among others.

Germany 1913 Dir Carl Froelich and William Wauer 96 min

Original score commissioned by the Barbican.

Newly restored print with English surtitles. Restored by EYE and from the EYE/Desmet Collection.

The Life and Works of Richard Wagner (PG*)
4pm / With live piano accompaniment by Jean Hasse 12 January 2014
Cinema 1

In association with Wagner 200.