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Title Wagner's dream : [the making of the Metropolitan Opera's new Der Ring des Nibelungen] / a film by Bob Eisenhardt & Susan Froemke ; a Susan Froemke production ; produced by Susan Froemke & Douglas Graves ; directed by Susan Froemke
Published Berlin : Deutsche Grammophon, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.542 Wag/Drd Wagner's Dream  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
Contents Wagner's dream -- Imagining a new Ring -- Building the machine -- Convincing the crew -- Rolling out the machine -- Brünnhilde -- Solving problems -- Das Rheingold: opening night -- Die Walküre: Hojotoho! -- Uncharted territory -- A new Siegfried arrives -- Götterdämmerung: discovery -- The pinnacle moment
Summary "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
Notes Subtitle and series from container
Booklet containing A conversation with the film makers in English (16 p. : ill.) inserted in container
Credits Editor, Bob Eisenhardt ; sound, Roger Phenix ; camera, Don Lenzer ; DVD producer, Harald Gericke
Performer Featuring Robert Lepage, Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Peter Gelb, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, and the Metropolitan Opera
Notes DVD, NTSC, all region, widescreen (16:9); PCM stereo., DTS 5.1
Dialogue in English; optional subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, or Chinese. Vocal selections sung in German
Subject Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen.
Opera -- Production and direction -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Author Eisenhardt, Bob, film editor
Froemke, Susan, producer, director
Graves, Douglas, producer
Lepage, Robert, 1957- singer
Voigt, Deborah, singer
Morris, Jay Hunter, singer
Gelb, Peter, singer
Levine, James, 1943- conductor
Luisi, Fabio, conductor
Lenzer, Don, videographer
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra, performer
Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)