Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wagner - Das Rheingold / John Brocheler Graham Clark Chris Merritt Henk Smit Reinhild Runkel Albert Bonnema Hartmut Haenchen Het Muziektheater Amsterdam Opus Arte|
Actor: John Brocheler
Director: Pierre Audi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Richard Wagner's tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, in which Power and Love are presented as mutually exclusive ideas, is always a huge challenge for any opera house. — Das Rheingold is the opening of this extraordinary pro... more »
Volunteer of America | Austin, Texas | 04/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful opening to the Nederlandse Opera's Ring. The video is extremely high quality and the sound is available in Stereo or Surround. The colors and lights of the sets are beautiful and stirring. I especially enjoy the costumes: the red ribbed hair of Odin, the rock-like garb of the giants, Alberich's coat which gives him the look of some loathsome insect. The many levels of the stage are used very effectively. All in all an exceptional DVD, especially for those newly embarked on the musical journey."
Progressive | Colorado | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't tell you how much I enjoy this DVD. First of all the sound and video are superb, as is generally the case with the Opus Arte productions. The sets convey tremendous depth and breadth, and the lighting is eerie. Especially stirring are the movements and costumes of the protagonists; Loge conveys all his ironic cunning and subtlety with his clever gestures; Mime's twitching, sideways, insectile cringings are perfect; Wotan's sinister red costume underlines his harsh, remorseless intention. Alberich looks, appropriately, like a being from a horror film; and I like the juxtaposition of the shorter, heavier and more sentimental Fastolf with his grim and deadly brother Fafner. Do the Dutch just have a special feel for the Ring?"