Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Met Opera (Blu-ray) - includes Wagner's Dream
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GRAMMY Award Winner - Best Opera Recording
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Composer: Richard Wagner
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Conductors: James Levine, Fabio Luisi
Production: Robert Lepage
Jay Hunter Morris
Eva Maria Westbroek
Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese.
- Ring Cycle - 920 minutes
- Wagner's Dream - 114 minutes
- Extras - 77 minutes
This unique package on multi-set DVD captures Robert Lepage's Met Opera production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in stunning high definition. This exclusive box set includes the documentary Wagner's Dream (The making of the Met’s Ring cycle).
Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
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Having seen and loved this production in person, I couldnt wait for the boxed set. Stunningly visual and singing thats perfection, I was disappointed with the translations. Speaking German and knowing other versions translation, they got a bit sloppy this time. Die Burg ist fertig is NOT the work is over but rather The castle is ready. The work is over Lightweight effect, wouldnt you say Still, again the singing is perfection and the production is great. One day, however, I would like to see the previous production live as that too has its merits.ManhattanWilliam, September 2012