Coverbild Richard Wagner von Walter Hansen, ISBN-978-3-423-34457-9

Richard Wagner

A Life in Pictures

In this perceptive and carefully constructed and illustrated book, Walter Hansen guides us through Richard Wagner’s adventurous life. 180 photos, from scenic stage settings to play bills, scripts and scores, encompassing significant locations and portraits of his friends, adversaries, patrons, consorts and mistresses bring a whole world vividly to life.

Press Comments on Hansen’s biography of Richard Wagner:

»A richly textured portrait of his life, full of detail ... Hansen has a keen sense for dramatic composition, rhetoric and drama… At long last here is a Wagner biography that is neither blinded by devotion nor overly concerned with political correctness.« Holger R. Stunz, ›Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung‹

»Hansen’s narrative is lively, gripping and erudite ... an enjoyable and instructive read.« Opernwelt

»Irreverent and absorbing.« dpa

176 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34457-9

Rights sold: Japan, Korea
About the author
Portrait des Autors Walter Hansen

Walter Hansen

Walter Hansen is a freelance writer who lives in Munich. His books for young people and his non fiction books which blend history and culture have been translated into several languages and won him numerous awards.

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