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Designer Peter Mumford and Dr John Snelson of the Royal Opera House discuss the challenges of staging works by Wagner, which can call for dragons, fire and underwater singing.

Wagner's stage directions are notorious: giant dragons; underwater singing; horses on stage; storms; destruction by raging fires. Designer Peter Mumford, and Dr John Snelson from the ROH discuss the solutions available to 21st century artists and some of the famous 19th and 20th century stagings. Presented by Anne McElvoy.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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