Linda Watson, Jukka Rasilainen, Leonid Zakhozhaev, Adrew Shore, Stig Andersen, Marion Ammann, Teatro Colon Orchestra, Roberto Paternostro (conductor), Hans Christoph Von Bock (director)
Documentary about Wagners 'Der Ring des Nibelungen in 7 hours'. Is it really possible to stage Wagner's Ring on a single day? The composer's great-granddaughter, Katharina Wagner, who now runs the Bayreuth Festival, was keen to stage Cord Garben's abridged version of the cycle at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, but in the event things turned out rather differently. When she and her team arrived at the Colon, they found that the rehearsal conditions were not what they were expecting, and so she decided that the task should be entrusted to a different director. Valentina Carrasco took over at short notice and together with the singers and the set and costume designers she staged the Ring in a seven-hour version never previously seen and all on a single day! The documentary provides a thrilling and visually memorable account of the long journey taken by this version from its inception to the first night.
Running Time: 1 hr 33 min
Also on DVD (712808)
Wagner 'Der Ring des Nibelungen in 7 hours' production on 5 X DVD (713008) and on 3 X Blu-ray (713104)
'Brunnhilde Linda Watsons outshines everything' (Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung)
'Unanimous applause for the singers and orchestra. Linda Watson as Brunnhilde, Leonid Zakhozhaev as Siegfried, Marion Ammann (Sieglinde), Jukka Rasilainen (Wotan) and Andrew Shore (Alberich). Especially conductor Roberto Paternostro got respect for his monumental performance' (Hamburger Abendblatt)