Der Ring des Nibelungen and, "Wagner's dream" : the making of the Ring

Language and/or Subtitles: German
English
French
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Format: DVD 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) M1500.W13 R6 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
 
Call Number  (DVD) M1500.W13 R6 2012x
 
 
Summary
Wagner's dream: "Wagner's dream 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. ... An intimate look at the challenges of live theater and the risks that must be taken, the film chronicles the tremendous creativity and unflagging determination behind this daring attempt to realize Wagner's dream of a perfect Ring."--Container.
Contents
Das Rheingold (163 min.) (1 disc)
Siegfried (242 min.) (2 discs)
Die Walkure (243 min.) (2 discs)
Gotterdammerung (272 min.) (2 discs)
Wagner's dream : the making of the Metropolitan Opera's new Der Ring des Nibelungen / a film by Bob Eisenhardt & Susan Froemke ; produced by Susan Froemke & Douglas Graves ; directed by Susan Froemke ; a Susan Froemke production (114 min.) (1 disc).

Additional Information
Subjects Operas.
Opera -- Production and direction.
Televised performances.
Documentary television programs.
Publisher Berlin :Deutsche Grammophon,2012
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Wagner's dream.
Making of the Ring.
Ring des Nibelungen.
Contributors Lepage, Robert, 1957- producer.
Halvorson, Gary, director.
Terfel, Bryn, performer.
Croft, Richard, 1959- performer.
Owens, Eric, 1970- performer.
Blythe, Stephanie, performer.
Selig, Franz-Josef, performer.
König, Hans-Peter, performer.
Harmer, Wendy Bryn, performer.
Bardon, Patricia, performer.
Siegel, Gerhard, 1963- performer.
Diegel, Adam, performer.
Croft, Dwayne, performer.
Cano, Jennifer Johnson, performer.
Oropesa, Lisette, performer.
Mumford, Tamara, performer.
Levine, James, 1943-2021 conductor.
Voigt, Deborah, performer.
Westbroek, Eva-Maria, performer.
Kaufmann, Jonas, performer.
Morris, Jay Hunter, performer.
Erdmann, Mojca, performer.
Luisi, Fabio, conductor.
Meier, Waltraud, performer.
Paterson, Iain, 1973- performer.
Melton, Heidi, performer.
Radner, Maria, performer.
Bishop, Elizabeth (Mezzo-soprano), performer.
Morley, Erin, performer.
Fillion, Carl, set designer.
St-Aubin, François, costume designer.
Boucher, Etienne, lighting designer.
Eisenhardt, Bob, film director.
Froemke, Susan, film producer, film director.
Graves, Douglas, film producer.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.), production company.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra, performer.
Participants/Performers Das Rheingold: Bryn Terfel (Wotan) ; Richard Croft (Loge) ; Eric Owens (Alberich) ; Stephanie Blythe (Fricka) ; Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt) ; Hans-Peter Konig (Fafner) ; Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia) ; Patricia Bardon (Erda) ; Gerhard Siegel (Mime) ; Adam Diegel (Froh) ; Dwayne Croft (Donner) ; Jennifer Johnson, Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford (Rhinemaidens) ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor. Die Walkure: Deborah Voigt (Brunhilde) ; Bryn Terfel (Wotan) ; Stephanie Blythe (Fricka) ; Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde) ; Jonas Kaufmann (Siegmund) ; Hans-Peter Konig (Hunding) ; supporting singers ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor. Siegfried: Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried) ; Deborah Voigt (Brunnhilde) ; Bryn Terfel (Der Wanderer) ; Gerhard Siegel (Mime) ; Eric Owens (Alberich) ; Patricia Bardon (Erda) ; Hans-Peter Konig (Fafner) ; Mojca Erdmann (Stimme des Waldvogels) ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra ; Fabio Luisi, conductor. Gotterdammerung: Deborah Voigt (Brunnhilde) ; Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried) ; Hans-Peter Konig (Hagen) ; Waltraud Meier (Waltraute) ; Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune) ; Iain Paterson (Gunther) ; Eric Owens (Alberich) ; Heidi Melton, Maria Radner, Elizabeth Bishop (Norns) ; Tamara Mumford, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Erin Morley (Rhinemaidens) ; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus ; Fabio Luisi, conductor.
Other Contributors Set designer, Carl Fillion ; costume designer, Francois St-Aubin ; lighting designer, Etienne Boucher.
Language German
English
French
Spanish
Chinese
Sung in German (operas); English dialogue (Wagner's dream); with German, English, French, Spanish, and Chinese subtitles.
Notes Deutsche Grammophon: 00440 073 4770 (073 4841 (00440 073 4841), 073 4848 (00440 073 4849--00440 073 4850), 073 4845 (00440 073 4846--00440 073 4847), 073 4842 (00440 073 4843--00440 073 4844), 073 4840 (00440 073 4840)).
Title from container.
Librettos by the composer.
Accompanying booklets for operas comprise program notes by Paul Thomason, a conversation with Robert Lepage, and synopses, all in English with French and German translations (20 p. each : ports.); accompanying booklet for Wagner's dream comprises a conversation with the filmmakers, in English with French and German translations (16 p. : ports.).
Extras include Backstage at the Met: features and interviews (77 min.).
System Details DVD, region 0, NTSC; 16:9; PCM stereo., DTS surround 5.1.
Description 8 videodiscs (1111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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