Stephen Fry on Wagner, Verdi - and everything else
Classic FM's Charlotte Green meets Stephen Fry to talk about bicentennial birthday boys - Wagner and Verdi.
Broadcaster, writer, actor and all-round polymath Stephen Fry came in to Classic FM to talk to Charlotte Green about his involvement with the 2013 Deloitte Ignite festival at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The festival celebrates the joint bicentenary of musical greats Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. In this interview, Fry describes Verdi as a 'supreme entertainer' while Wagner, on the other hand, was a 'really cussed, difficult and extraordinary man to try to explain.'
'You wouldn't want to spend more than five minutes with him on a train,' says Fry.
Listen to the interview as a podcast here: