[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 DVD ]
Release Date: Thursday 21 July 2005
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All Regions - Regular 1.33:1 / 4:3 - Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround - Colour - NTSC - Documentary - 250 mins
Premiered in 1976, exactly one hundred years after the first performance of the Ring as a cycle, this production has set new aesthetic standards in the interpretation of Wagner's gargantuan masterpiece
With young stage director Patrice Chéreau and musical modernist Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Wagner had put together a dream team to find a new, modern yet timeless approach to his grandfather's work, regarding both music and staging
Filmed at great expense under the direction of Brian Large, this production has been a best-selling DVD title on Philips. Since its disappearance from the marketplace it has commanded high black market prices and there is a serious demand among dealers for a re-release
"The videotaped Bayreuth Ring succeeds triumphantly" (Time).