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Die Walküre

215 min
M1500 .W13 R6 2005 v.2 DVD

Opera. Music by Richard Wagner.

The second part of Patrice Chéreau's epoch-making Bayreuth Ring is a radical re-imagining of Die Walküre, unprecedented in its psychological penetration. "This Wagnerian drama," says Chéreau, "which is at once classical theatre and domestic comedy, enables us to interpret the myths in terms that are both anecdotal and sublime ... With Wagner one is dealing with a drama turned virtually white-hot by the music." "Nothing ever seen before on television has given a better insight into Wagner's genius" (The New York Times).

Sung in German, with optional subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

Distributed by Universal Classics (

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