Who was Wagner?

From realising his ambitious Ring Cycle to building his own concert hall (The Festpielhaus in Bayreuuth), Richard Wagner blazed a unique trail in classical music like few others.

From Tannhäuser in 1845, to Lohengrin in 1850 and Tristan und Isolde in 1865, Wagner wrote many of the operas that would define classical music's Romantic Era.

Allow Classic FM's John Brunning to take you through our fun, animated timeline of Wagner's often controversial life in our Fast And Friendly Guide.

Wagner: Fast And Friendly Guide

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