Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Feb. 11, 2012)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Luisi; Voigt, Morris, König, Meier, Paterson, Harmer
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 4 hrs. 45 min.
Robert Lepage’s landmark staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, unveiled over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, was the first new Met production of the complete cycle in more than 20 years. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional storytelling, it brings Wagner’s vision into the 21st century. The four-part epiccomes full circle with its cataclysmic finale, in which one woman’s sacrifice redeems the world. Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde stars opposite Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried, and Fabio Luisi conducts.