Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra details
|Starring:||Metropolitan Opera, Hildegard Behrens, Heinz Zednik, Matti Salminen, James Morris, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Siegfried Jerusalem, Dawn Upshaw|
|Directors:||Brian Large, Brian Large|
|Genres:||Music/Musical, World Cinema|
Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
|Run time:||4 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Oct 2002|
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Good solid Wagner productionBy Chris Jackson from Bedford, England , 27 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]A strong production of the third part of the Ring Cycle which centres on the emergence into the world of the utterly unlikeable character of Siegfried. The opera's epic length is sustained with no techy effects and minimal set, just quality acting and singing. Jerusalem has fantastic presence, despite being paunchier than you might expect Siegfried to be. James Morris is great as the leather-clad Wanderer, like a David Lynch style hard man. The industrial spookiness of Fafner's cave, and the unexpected luxury bedroom on top of Br?nnhilde's rock, were inspired staging successes.
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A stunning SeigfriedBy MADHarris (1 review) , 03 Jan 2013If you want to enjoy Wagner, this DVD is a good starting point. This was an extremely well produced production, but what made the performance so enjoyable was the excellence of the filming and editing. Also, the subtitles were accurate translations and timely - fully in sync with the stage action, An excellent piece of theatre
Marvellous WagnerBy McMath (3 reviews) from Diss, Norfolk , 24 Nov 2010This is a great production, in traditional style. Siegfried is the not the easiest of the Ring operas to enjoy, but this setting was the best I have seen. It is particularly enjoyable to have a Brynhilde who is not only a superlative singer, but attractive as well Hildegarde Behrens must be the finest in this part since Flagstad, and the final scene was not only musically but erotically exciting; her arousal in response to Siegfried's advances was visible as well as audible!
A minor criticism. Somehow during her long sleep, Brynhilde had changed from her valkyrie uniform, short leather skirt, boots, etc, to a long white nightdress! Continuity!
Traditional and Great!By a customer from England , 15 Nov 2007I have no problems with more innovative or abstract productions in principle, but it's refreshing these days to be able to watch a more naturalistic Ring as that seems to be an endangered species!
The sets and effects are good, the performances are very good, and at least the third act doesn't take place in semi-darkness which seems to be the norm now!
- By the way, I think the reviewer above who spoke about 'the unexpected luxury bedroom on top of Brunnhilde's rock' must have been watching a different production, as the rock here is, well, very rocky! (And I didn't think there was anything 'David Lynch' about Wotan!)
WonderfulBy gf (186 reviews) from Cullompton , 12 Jun 2006This is the opera from the Ring that up to now I have been least enthusiastic about. But this was a wonderful performance. Terrific acting by all the singers but especially Mime. And the music was marvellously performed. Watching Wagner on good hifi video is certainly the way to do it. Instead of having to cope with 4 and a half hours all at one time on a possibly uncomfortable seat, this way you can watch one act at a time, the music always seems fresh and you never tire. And so you can really appreciate Wagner's genius.
Received Siegried - but the wrong performance!!!By John Shepherd from Manchester, England , 01 Apr 2006And what a load of rubbish it was!! Can't remember the performance (it was European). I know the 'Met' one is superb but this one was in modern dress (WHY do the know-it-alls insist on doing that??) and it had Siegried as a fat slob with 'Sieg Fried' on a t-shirt. And Forest Murmers? He's waking up outside a concentration camp! That was enough for me to just pack it up and send it back!
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