Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” in 50 minutes. Bruno Lussato’s Wagner Documentary : In the Eye of the Ring


A documentary  introduction to Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”.

Wagner Documentary : In the Eye of the Ring

Author: Dedicated Wagnerian – Bruno Lussato (1932-2009)

The documentary breaks down and reveals all the Leitmotiv’s: examples of the more than 50 leitmotivs that are part of the story; metaphors, mythology,scenes, plots, characters, and names in Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen”.All 18 chapters in a chronological and logical order of events.

The Monumental Ring Cycle’s four parts :

Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

The illustrations come from two famous artists, the English book illustrator the German painter Franz Stassen and Arthur Rackham; additional drawings by Polina Zinoviev. The music performed by  “Orchestre Nationale de France,” conductor Jeffrey Tate.

Posted by Nadia Kovarskaya

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    Louis 3 years ago

    This documentary is one of several that have helped me to better appreciate Wagner’s greatest work. Only recently did I encounter his music, which I say because I’ve owned a recording of “Tristan und Isolde” for a few years but can’t seem to appreciate much about it no matter how hard I try. I’ll refrain from stating which recording I’m referring to, but that which I’ve chosen as an alternative is nothing less than legendary, not unlike my box set of “The Ring of the Nibelung,” a cycle of music dramas that I have no qualms about calling brilliant, affecting, and definitive. Who else has composed an operatic series that stands on equal ground with it??? Thanks for sharing this, my friend!

  2. Jolanta Lada-Zielke 3 years ago

    It could be great! I wish I had seen that performance. A few years ago there was in Bayreuth an adaptation of “Ring” for children, which was more long as one our. Is anywhere a DVD-recording of that to see or o buy?

    • Spyros Soumalevris 2 years ago

      Have you finally found this DVD for children?

  3. elena Biggi Parodi 2 years ago

    Fabulous, thanks

  4. Ana 11 months ago

    Thank you!

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