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La Fura del Baus, famous for their opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona and opera stagings in Salzburg, Ruhrtriennale, etc., use in their groundbreaking Ring 3D computer projections that evoke computer games, organic structures built of athletic performers that recall the "Cirque du soleil".
From Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, 2009.
Incl. world-class Wagner singers such as Matti Salminen and promising young talents like Jennifer Wilson (Brünnhilde).
In this production "the visual codes of the digital era become elemental and dazzlingly employed means of narration" (Opernwelt).
Sunday Times: "quite a spectacle“, "brilliantly sung“.
Picture Format: NTSC 16:9 DVD9 HD
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 PCM 2.0
Region Code: 0
Duration: 280 minutes + 27 minutes bonus
Recorded: live from Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia 2009 - staged by La Fura del Baus
Subtitles: English German French Spanish
“Its brilliant use of computer graphic backgrounds and acrobatic mimes shows one can stage a truly modern, theatrically advantageous Ring without distorting its genuinely central concepts - Wagner's.”
“Ryan is a formidable stage-presence in both these music dramas...[He] can fine down the sound to spin a properly lyrical thread, and in his dying salutation to Brünnhilde rounds off a performance remarkable not just for its tireless stamina but for its musical and dramatic sensitivity.”
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