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