Wagner (1813 - 1883) GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
John Treleaven, Falk Struckmann, Günter von Kannen, Matti Salminen, Deborah
Polaski, Elisabete Matos, Julia Juon, Leandra Overmann,
Cristina Obregón, María Rodríguez, Francisca Beaumont
Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/Bertrand de Billy
In the final part of Wagners epic cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegfrieds
world descends into falsehood and betrayal before his cursed life is ended by
a single spear. Fate ignites the final conflagration, which sets the world to
await its new beginning.
Filmed at Barcelonas Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2004, Harry Kupfers
stunning production, first staged in Berlin, numbers among the greatest productions
of modern times and is recorded in sumptuous surround sound.
3 DVD SET
Running time: 284 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: EN
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D25
Cat. No.: OA0913D
this is the best small-screen realization of a Ring opera I have seen.
-- International Record Review
Outstanding is Graham Clark as Loge - worth the price of this DVD
alone. A superb fusion of singing, music and stagecraft making this the first
in what might be the definitive Ring cycle on film... -- Musicweb
With Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, the Liceu crowned the
Ring cycle with complete success at all levels, beginning with Harry Kupfers
clever production from Berlin. Bertrand de Billy, in his last performances as
music director of the theatre, enjoyed a well-deserved personal triumph.
-- Opera, September 2004 (performance review)