Customer Reviews for: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen / Terfel, Kaufmann, Blythe, Voigt, Levine, Luisi

8 Reviews in Total
5 Star: 4 Reviews
4 Star: 3 Reviews
3 Star: 1 Review
2 Star: 0 Reviews
1 Star: 0 Reviews

Average Review

4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)

Share your thoughts

DVD:  $160.49
In Stock

 Now Showing: 4 Stars Only  |  See User Reviews by:  

 It's BIG, very BIG  November 11, 2012
By Chris Mier (Melbourne, Victoria) -- See All My Reviews
If you’ve seen the recent Met Ring Cycle, either live (lucky you) or perhaps in the Cinema as I did all the way from Melbourne Australia, you’ll know what to expect with this release. For you the question becomes, do you want to own it at home? You might want to consider that carefully if you only have a small screen TV or other versions on DVD already. While I love my Wagner some my views might be corrected technically by a purist, but almost everything else about this cycle if what you’ll love or hate, not what’s particularly good or because it is good. If you haven’t seen any of it, it’s BIG, VERY BIG! It perhaps not that different sound wise to how Rings have been produced musically in the last 20 years and musically it’s very solid and professional. Players and singers don’t miss much; certainly you won’t hear any flat notes. They all have emotion on tap and they take you with them. Debra Voight, Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens and a surprisingly wonderful Jay Hunter Morris stand out for me, there “mojo” is working (can I use the word mojo in an opera review?). Everyone else is good to very good and often shine for time when their role is highlighted. 2011 technology makes it the best live sound you’ll get at the moment. Bless James Levine, Fabio Luisi as often as you want too! But the Staging and the Set is what makes this production very different. It’s huge and technically remarkable. Things are projected onto it; a little bird, the Rhine for the maidens, a ring of frightening fire or the set simply revolving and evolving before your eyes. I have 2 other versions on DVD that I love but this one is a visual feast which lifts an already wonderful cast even higher. You might like or hate Le Pages monster machine – I love it, but it’s not for the traditionalists. I’m glad they released it so quickly and that I rushed our and bought it. Report Abuse

 THE NEW RING AT THE MET October 9, 2012
By D. ABRAHAMS (palm bay, FL) -- See All My Reviews
GREAT STAGING AND SINGERS ESPECIALLY KAUFMANN AND VOIGT IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE LEVINE AGAIN ANYONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN THE RING I WOULD RECOMEND THIS RECORDING Report Abuse

 QUITE A RING October 9, 2012
By Arthur Schroeck (Henderson, NV) -- See All My Reviews
I saw the whole thing in the movie theaters. This isn't one of my favorite productions but it is astounding and something to see and should be seen.. The singers are wonderful My favorite production of the ring was the Von Karajan. A great production but I only liked the singers on Walkure. Crespin is my favorite Brunhilde of all time. I could sit though an entire Ring in one day no matter the production. Walkure and Siegfried are my favorite Operas Report Abuse

 Now Showing: 4 Stars Only  |  See User Reviews by:  
The requested resource (/classical/copyright.html) is not available