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Der Ring des Nibelung [videorecording] = Family of the ring. Götterdämmerung

Title
Der Ring des Nibelung [videorecording] = Family of the ring. Götterdämmerung / music by Richard Wagner ; Bayreuth Festival Centennial production ; a production of Unitel, in association with WNET/Thirteen ; directed for television by Brian Large.
Publication
1981.

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Description
3 videocassettes (VHS) (306 min.) : sd., col., mono.; 1/2 in.
Alternative Title
  • Family of the ring
  • Götterdämmerung
  • Wagner's ring
Subject
Credits (note)
  • Staged by Patrice Chereau ; Jacques Schmidt, costume designer ; Richard Peduzzi, scenic designer.
Event (note)
  • Broadcast on WNET/Thirteen, 1981.
Language (note)
  • Sung in German, with English subtitles.
Call Number
*LVH 65
Title
Der Ring des Nibelung [videorecording] = Family of the ring. Götterdämmerung / music by Richard Wagner ; Bayreuth Festival Centennial production ; a production of Unitel, in association with WNET/Thirteen ; directed for television by Brian Large.
Imprint
1981.
Credits
Staged by Patrice Chereau ; Jacques Schmidt, costume designer ; Richard Peduzzi, scenic designer.
Performer
Manfred Jung (Siegfried) ; Franz Mazura (Gunther) ; Fritz Hübner (Hagen), Herman Becht (Alberich), Gwyneth Jones (Brünnhilde) ; Jeannine Altmeyer (Gutrune) ; Gwendolyn Killebrew (Waltraute) ; Ortrun Wenkel (First Norn) ; Gabriele Schnaut (Second Norn) ; Katie Clark (Third Norn) ; Norma Sharp (Woglinde) ; Ilse Gramatzki (Wellgunde) ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival ; Pierre Boulez, conductor ; introduction and commentary by Friedelind Wagner ; synopsis of the opera narrated by George Grizzard.
Event
Broadcast on WNET/Thirteen, 1981.
Summary
Answering the call to adventure, Siegfried plunges into a world of false friends, deceit, betrayal and death. An herb potion and deception by Hagen, the evil dwarf's son, lead Siegfried to force Brunnhilde into marrying another man. Hagen ends Siegfried's ring-cursed life with a spear in the back. Siegfried's funeral pyre and Brunnhilde's immolation ignite the heavens and earth. The Gods' fate is sealed in the final conflagration and the world awaits its rebirth. Includes excerpts from a documentary film on the composer, The Italian connection.
Language
Sung in German, with English subtitles.
Added Author
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen. Götterdämmerung.
Jung, Manfred, 1940- Performer
Mazura, Franz. Performer
Hübner, Fritz. Performer
Becht, Hermann. Performer
Jones, Gwyneth, 1936- Performer
Altmeyer, Jeannine. Performer
Killebrew, Gwendolyn. Performer
Wenkel, Ortrun. Performer
Schnaut, Gabriele. Performer
Clark, Katie. Performer
Sharp, Norma. Performer
Gramatzki, Ilse. Performer
Boulez, Pierre, 1925-2016. Conductor
Large, Brian. Director
Grizzard, George. Narrator
Wagner, Friedelind, 1918- Commentator
Chéreau, Patrice. Producer
Peduzzi, Richard. Production personnel
Schmidt, Jacques. Costume designer
Bayreuther Festspiele. Performer
Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH. Producer
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) Producer
Added Title
Family of the ring
Götterdämmerung
Note
At head of title : Wagner's ring
Research Call Number
*LVH 65
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