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Das Rheingold


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Cantonese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AFOS81O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,175 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Fascinating take on Wagner's Ring Introduction. SIEGFRIED also surpassed my expectations. die Walkuere and Gotterdammerunhg seemed less successful and more "gimmicky" to me.
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8 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Judy Spotheim on May 29, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Let me state this straight ahead; This is a disappointment of a Metropolitan/Levine/Blu-Ray/Rheingold.
Should anyone be looking for a Metropolitan/Levine/Rheingold, than it would be a better choice to have the previous production made in 1990 with the Metropolitan/Levine (also on the DGG label, also with DTS5.1 surround audio besides the usual PCM stereo).

The visual effects first:
The new production has the stage covered with long planks front and back of the stage a decor that changes its color according to the illumination: the planks are placed vertical-horizontal and in any position in between that and are supposed to replace any more natural, or "traditional" approach to staging, but soon after only the first moments are getting tedious. The support-robs that at times are fastened to the singers on stage when they have to stabilized and hang from the (at times) steep planks is ridiculous and reminds one of the "Cirque du Soleil" tricks but without the art and the stunning visual effects of that circus...
The less than enjoyable visual effects gets even a ridicule laughter from the public (the transformation of Albrich into a small creature, in that case into a frog:
That stone frog placed on the stage planks could have been taken from any garden center and the second it is placed there the public begins to mock-lough it out (I make this point just to clarify how ineffective the decor and staging is...
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