Wagner's Dream

Wagner's Dream

[the Making of the Metropolitan Opera's New Der Ring Des Nibelungen]

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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"Takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner. Visionary director Robert Lepage begins a five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000 pound set ("The Machine") conceived to meet Wagner's immense theatrical demands. The film follows heroic singers from rehearsals to performance as they take on many of the most daunting roles in opera"--Container.
Publisher: Berlin :, Deutsche Grammophon,, [2012]
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: BLU 792.6 WA
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (16 pages ; 18 cm).
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Mar 13, 2017

Film making at its best! Finally, opera fans get to see the fabulous set we heard so much about before the production opened. A wonderful, suspenseful occasionally terrifying narrative fraught with the many miracles and disasters that inevitably accompany such ambitious projects. This was the Met's first Ring cycle in 20 years. Previous ticket sales were at an all-time low. Canada's own Robert Lepage to the rescue. He is such a charming, cheerful soul and so wonderfully articulate in both languages that one can't help swelling with national pride. Highly recommended for anyone who imagines a life in the theatre and for anyone who wonders in the contemporary artistic wasteland whether Canada still inspires excellence at anything.

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