LORENZ, Max: Wagner's Mastersinger - Hitler's Siegfried

LORENZ, Max: Wagner's Mastersinger - Hitler's Siegfried


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Baritone: Stemme, Nina
Expert on Max Lorenz: Wessolowski, Michael
Lorenz's biographer: Herrmann, Walter
Writer on music: Geitel, Klaus

Year of Production: 2008
Playing Time: 00:53:36
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5692
UPC: 880242569288

Max Lorenz was at the height of his career as a heldentenor in 1941. As a homosexual with a Jewish wife in Nazi Germany, he would have faced deportation. However, as Hitler's favourite tenor and a symbol of his times, he was protected by Hitler and Göring. This gripping, well-researched documentary was nominated for the FIPA festival, and it boasts original footage of Max Lorenz, Haus Wahnfried and Hitler's visits to Bayreuth (including the first coloured picture of the Fuhrer). Includes interviews with great artists such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and René Kollo.

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