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Ring Cycle (Arthaus Blu-Ray Disc)

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Live From The Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar 2008

Outside Germany, the name Weimar tends to evoke mixed feelings
and pictures of German history of the last hundred years. Within
Germany, Weimar means a town in the state of Thuringia arguably
saturated with the “Deutsche Kultur” of the “Weimarer Klassik”, the
legendary Bauhaus, and fi nally the life and work of Franz Liszt and
his son in law Richard Wagner. In Weimar Richard Wagner began
composing the fi rst part of his RING-cycle, “Das Rheingold”.
In 2008 the Nationaltheater Weimar started a new production of
this unique tetralogy. The conductor is Carl St.Clair, a former student of Leonard Bernstein. With Michael Schulz’ fi ne and highly intelligent staging this new “Ring” production becomes an outstanding document of contemporary opera theatre.

„Weimar National Theatre opens a promising ‘Ring’ cycle with Wagner’s original ur-scene.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

„The sharpness of tone and brilliance of tempo achieved by Carl St.Clair ... and his ability to conjure exhilarating and, as required,
fi nely structured chamber sounds from a Staatskapelle that has been precisely yet fl exibly rehearsed in terms of tone and articulation … are indicative of great musical intelligence and artistic energy.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Michael Schulz has staged a Siegfried in which careful attention to detail and grandscale gestures are perfectly complemented by an abundance of fascinating ideas.” Opernglas

„Carl St.Clair is adept at handling both the apocalyptic mood of the music and the translucent shimmering of the forest. A brilliant achievement.” Frankfurter Rundschau

Contents and Reviews


Frieder Aurich, Kirsten Blanck, Erin Caves, Catherine Foster, Christine Hansmann, Mario Hoff, Renatus Mészár, Tomas Möwes, Norbert Schmittberg, Hidekazu Tsumaya, Johnny van Hal, Nadine Weissmann, Marietta Zumbült STAATSKAPELLE WEIMAR CHORUS OF THE DEUTSCHES NATIONALTHEATER WEIMAR Conducted by CARL ST.CLAIR Directed by MICHAEL SCHULZ Set Design by DIRK BECKER Costume Design by RENÉE LISTERDAL Dramaturgy by WOLFGANG WILLASCHEK