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Der Ring des Nibelungen - Ring Cycle Highlights (Blu-ray)

Item# 1000006238

Der Ring des Nibelungen - Ring Cycle Highlights (Blu-ray)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Release Date: November 16, 2010
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Peter Seiffert
Matti Salminen
Franz Kapellmann
Christa Mayer
Petra Schnitzer
Jennifer Wilson
John Daszak
Juha Uusitalo
Orchestra: Valencian Community Orchestra
Label: C Major
Language: German
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Run Time: 130 minutes

A selection of the most stunning visual and musical highlights of this production by La Fura dels Baus, including two new documentaries about Franc Aleu and Carlus Padrissa.

The highlights include arias of world-class Wagner singers such as Peter Seiffert, Matti Salminen, Franz Kapellmann, Christa Mayer, Petra Schnitzer and young talents including Jennifer Wilson, John Daszak, and Juha Uusitalo.

“How absolutely wonderful, then, to find that La Fura dels Baus, Zubin Mehta and Carlus Padrissa have crafted such an exceptional Ring, which this highlights disc provides a nice preview of…” –

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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