Global Wagner – From Bayreuth to the World is not a biography of Richard Wagner, nor is it a musicological analysis of his work. This is a documentary dedicated solely to the world’s fascination with the man, and an exploration of the question as to how such massive hype and world-wide cult following developed around this highly controversial artist. The film is a revealing feature-length study of life with Wagner’s legacy from one Bayreuth Festival to the next, and we travel the world to meet devoted Wagnerians and those most intimately involved in commenting on and producing his work today.
Doors at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 6:45 p.m., general admission seating. Runtime: 97 minutes.
Screening will be followed by a social hour with refreshments.
Venue is ADA accessible. Entrance is on 55th street at 6th Avenue, next door to Pret à Manger. There are sidewalk cutouts on the corner and an accessible entrance. Once through building security turnstiles, the movie theater-style-seating venue is on the lobby level, to your left. There are several stairs to the lobby level restroom but fully-accessible restrooms will be available by taking the elevator to another floor.
Dolby will not be physically checking vaccination status (or negative test) for screening visitors. In order to enter the Dolby facility, you will be asked to acknowledge the following when checking in at our Envoy station: that all visitors are fully vaccinated against or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours prior to their visit; that you do not enter if you are sick or symptomatic; visitors must remain in designated areas within the Dolby facility and will follow all health and safety instructions provided by Dolby and your Dolby host. Masks are *welcome* for all but not required.