Wagner Das Rheingold DVD

Cat No:
01 - 09 - 2013

Wagner Das Rheingold DVD

Rene Pape (Wotan), Stephan Rugamer (Loge), Johannes Martin Kranzle (Alberich), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Mime), Kwangchul Youn (Fasolt), Doris Soffel (Fricka), Anna Larsson (Erda), Teatro Alla Scalla, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Guy Cassiers (stage director)

The La Scala Rheingold in May 2010 inaugurated Guy Cassiers' Ring Cycle and introduces a completely new paradigm to this work. While before him Patrice Chereau had laid his focus on a historical analysis from 1870 to 1930 Germany, Guy Cassiers' Ring unfolds 'from our own present-day moment; it [takes] place in "the now" [the Jetztzeit, as the great writer Walter Benjamin would have said], placing our present and our future into the context of the promises and curses that we have inherited from history...The Cassiers Ring shows how the globalized moment of 2010 continues to build on the Wagnerian vocabularies of 1870.' (Michael Steinberg). Cast with opera stars including Rene Pape, Stephan Rugamer, Johannes Martin Kranzle and Anna Larsson, and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, this recording of Das Rheingold is bound to put the audience under its spell.

Wagner Das Rheingold

Running Time: 2 hr 43 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Region code: 0
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Also available on Blu-ray (108090)

'There was no single point in the performance lacking tension, and Barenboim was able to guide the orchestra through subtle atmospheres, poetic nuances and evocative moments.' (Musical Criticism)
'The result is an unforgettable triumph which left the Milanese audience awestruck.' (The Wall Street Journal)