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  • Directors: Robert Lepage
  • Format: Classical, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Cantonese Chinese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Decca
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Mar. 2013
  • Run Time: 259 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AFOS9C2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,678 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Bryn Terfel, Stephanie Blythe and Eric Owens star in James Lepage's sumptuous production of the second instalment of Wagner's 'Ring Cycle' at New York's Metropolitan Opera. The high-tech stage set is based around 45 tons of hydraulically-engineered aluminium, dubbed 'The Machine' by cast and crew. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Orchestra and Chorus.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Zaneres on 18 May 2013
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First I watched "THe Making Of" on sky arts. It was rather off putting, and concentrated on the awkward looking staging. I thought that I would give Das Rheingold a try and was quite taken with it. So Die Valkurie of course had to have a chance.
Westbroek and Kaufman as Seigmund and Seiglinde turned out to be quite the best that I have seen and heard, I never thought of them as Wagnerian, though I do have a Gotterdamerung with Westbroek as a very seductive Gutrune. They are an excellent choice and have a magic spark between them. They as Hunding says have a similar look, a viable brother and sister.
Koenig is a credible Hunding with a good base voice, he sings as well as any, but does not have a sinister presence. He looks like a benevolent uncle.
Debra Voight starts with the best opening blast of any Brunhilde that I have heard, it is not a false dawn. After catching the ear she goes on to be the best Brunhilde of any of my versions, strong and exciting, sensitive and loving and finally wounded and appealing. She has it all.
Tervil proves to be an excellent Wotan, this is the best that I have seen him in any role. He is absolutely inside the character. He takes us through the gods emotional turmoil in away that some of the other greats have not achieved, he really acts his socks off.
Stephanie Blythe in her chariot drawn by rams is a formidable Fricka. She is on a par with the best of my other versions.
The Walkuries, too many to mention are as attractive a set of godesses that I have seen and heard. Best dressed maidens that I have seen as well, they could coax me into Valhalla without too much trouble.
The costumes are all appropriate and meet my approval.
The strange mobile planks with lighting effects work very well, something that was not obvious in "The Making Of" where it was looking pretty dire.
To be honest the staging was upstaged by the perfectly chosen cast and dramatic singing. I shall be buying this shortly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark I. Lloyd on 16 Aug. 2013
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Glad to have the opportunity to review a Ring recording, one of the biggest works of art, and whether you love or loathe Wagner, music or man, it is a challenging and rewarding experience, every music lover should tackle it. With such a rich, complex work of art, there are probably as many meanings and interpretations as listeners, and as an allegorical struggle between good and evil, love and power, of relevance to us all. This will be interesting because we have a change of conductor mid-cycle, and I have these big Wagner works for breakfast. So. Here we go....

Superb orchestral performance under James Levine, powerful and atmospheric, terrific cast. The interesting production design doesn't always add much to the experience. It replaces the excellent naturalistic Otto Schenk / Gunther Schneider-Siemssen production, and revolves (pun intended) around the so-called Machine stage, basically a series of motor driven planks which can be rotated around an axis, allowing infinite placement and fluid movement. With interactive projections it represents, for example, walls, tree trunks, rocky crags and mountain tops, with variable success. Hunding's 'house' appears to be centred by an overgrown telegraph pole - I guess that's the ash tree - shouldn't the bole splay out? The interactive light projections depict the storm at the very start, but the graphically onomatopeic music renders the effect superfluous. The staging works better depicting the terrain in Acts 2 and 3. The huge 'mind's eye' during Wotan's Act 2 narration depicts his thoughts in flashback, but the powerful symbiosis of text and music does this for us, however the eyeball is effective, so I'm okay with it. The production is more impressionist than literal, and looks both naturalistic and artificial, if that makes any sense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Elvin on 13 Aug. 2013
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I have to confess that I don't find the Lepage production convincing (as with the others in the cycle) which seeks oddly to combine very traditional elements (costume for example) with a production (the revolving "planks") which appears to me to amount over the cycle to an attempt to shoehorn the Ring into s concept which does not work for significant parts of the cycle (the documentaries show just how difficult the Met found it to operate). A few striking scenes are not enough to justify the constant use of the device. However, production aside, Kaufmann and Westbroek are wonderful as the Wolsungs (I could listen to Kaufmann singing Winterstürme until the cows come home), as is Blythe as Fricka, and Terfel is as ever superb as Wotan, maybe not always in the best voice, but always convincing, always at the heart of the drama. I do not like Voight as Brunnhilde at all, her voice seems far too shrill with too much vibrato and she can't match Terfel for the acting. Bullock and Terfel at Covent Garden were far more moving in Act III. Interestingly, I watched the Met disks while revisiting the Keith Warner/Royal Opera production last year and, notwithstanding some of the oddities in that production, found it a far more convincing whole and overall presentation of the drama rather than this one. Pity it has not been filmed. Even more so was the stupendous Barenboim Ring at the BBC Proms a few weeks ago (August 2013)- Stemme outshining her rivals as Brunnhilde (and a glorious Anja Kampe as Sieglinde) and as a whole the semi-stages concert performance demonstrating how little production is needed to conjure up the magic of the drama and the music. On DVD, better to get the Barenboim/Bayreuth Ring.
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