Wagner’s Dream
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner's Ring cycle. A backstage look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera's most monumental work, the film chronicles the five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Met history, featuring a 90,000-pound set nicknamed "The Machine."
Soprano Deborah Voigt is torn between excitement and fear as she prepares to take on the role of Brünnhilde for the first time, while unexpected drama arises as a new tenor, Jay Hunter Morris, steps in as the Ring's hero, Siegfried – days before the production's world premiere.

tags: Documentary

With: Robert Lepage, Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Peter Gelb, James Levine, Fabio Luisi

Credits

Director of Photography: Don Lenzer

Film Editor: Bob Eisenhardt

Composer: Richard Wagner

Sound: Roger Phenix

Production Company: The Metropolitan Opera

World Sales: Clasart Classic

Director: Susan Froemke