1813 births in all BBC programmes
Roger Parker, Flora Willson and Semyon Bychkov explore Verdi's attitude to religion.
Simon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on fin-de-siecle British culture.
Wagner's relationship with French music and ideas. Tim Blanning and Sarah Hibberd discuss.
Susan Hitch explores connections between Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Wagner's Ring.