The unique tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen returns to the historic place of Weimar where Richard Wagner began composing the first part of this cycle.

In 2008 the Nationaltheater Weimar started a new production of Richard Wagner’s unique tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. The conductor is Carl St.Clair, a former student of Leonard Bernstein. With Michael Schulz’ fine and highly intelligent staging this new “Ring” production becomes an outstanding document of contemporary opera theatre. Outside Germany, the name Weimar tends to evoke mixed feelings and pictures of German history of the last hundred years. Within Germany, Weimar means a town in the state of Thuringia arguably saturated with the “Deutsche Kultur” of the “Weimarer Klassik”, the legendary Bauhaus, and finally the life and work of Franz Liszt and his son in law Richard Wagner. In Weimar Richard Wagner began composing the first part of his RING-cycle, “Das Rheingold”.
(Cat.No. DVD Box: 109319 | Cat.No. Blu-ray Box: 109320)

Genre Opera
Recording location Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar
Production year 2008
Duration about 930 mins
Video format 6 x DVD 9 + 1 x DVD 5 / NTSC | Blu-ray Disc 4x 50 GB (Dual Layer)
Audio format PCM Stereo, DD 5.1 (DVD) | PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (Blu-ray)
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Weimar
Conductor Carl St.Clair
Stage Director Michael Schulz
Costumes Renée Listerdal
Soloist Frieder Aurich
Soloist Kirsten Blanck
Soloist Catherine Foster
Soloist Christine Hansmann


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