I think that the Danish team has surpassed itself to produce this coherent, exciting and genuinely entertaining Ring..
The acting is excellent and the cameras shots and angles add to the feeling of actually participating to the story. It is clear that no efforts and no funds were spared in producing one of the best, if not the very best Ring on DVDs. I have them all and I can tell you that you will not be disappointed with the sets, the acting nor, most importantly, with the singing on this set !! It is a wonder that they managed to cast such good singers which all look their parts so well. Hagen in particular looks positively frightening!!
The production is full of new ideas (to me anyway) and they are presented in such a natural way that it seems Wagner always intended things to happen that way. What I appreciate most is the lack of unnecessary intellectualism in the production. Everything seems natural and really wants to tell a story, without feeling the need for obscure symbolism. OK, it is a feminist Ring but that works really well in my opinion, plus it is not a particularly revolutionary view of the world :J
I won't enter into details of the scenes etc in order not to spoil the effects or the impact of the images which are at times breathtaking during the four operas.
The orchestral sound is superbly recorded throughout. The voices, at times, become a little weak and somewhat metallic in quality, like in the first scene of Siegfried on some of the floors in Loge's house or during the scenes in the Hall of the Gibichung. It seems that the microphones were not ideally placed during these scenes. Besides this little drawback, the performances are of extremely high calibre.
You will not regret this Ring and will want to play it again soon after watching it. I know I do often...