Das Rheingold

Wagner Das Rheingold. Directed 2010 by Guy Cassiers at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Stars René Pape, Jan Buchwald, Marco Jentzsch, Stephan Rügamer, Joannes Martin Kränzle, Wolfgang Ablinger-Speerhacke, Kwangchul Youn, Timo Riihonen, Doris Soffel, Anna Samuil, Anna Larsson, Aga Mikolaj, Maria Gortsevskaya, and Marina Prudenskaya. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and the Dancers of the Eastman Ballet Company Antwerp. Sets designed by Guy Cassiers and Enrico Bagnoli; lighting by Enrico Bagnoli; costume design by Tim van Steenbergen; choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; video designs by Arjen Klerkx and Kurt D'Haeseleer; directed for TV by Emanuele Garofalo. Released 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. It appears this NHK title is currently being marketed only in Japan; ArtHaus has published this for western markets.  Grade: Help!

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