This box set includes all four parts of Richard Wagner's famous "Ring Cycle"--DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN (THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGS)--as overseen by conductor Pierre Boulez in his controversial staging at Bayreuth in 1980.
DAS RHEINGOLD: Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez work together to produce an awesome reading of Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD. This performance includes Donald McIntyre, Matti Salminen, and Hanna Schwarz among the stellar cast.
DIE WALKURE: Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez join forces to delight opera lovers with a superior rendition of Wagner's DIE WALKURE for the Bayreuth centennial. This rendition of DIE WALKURE includes performances by a notable cast, including Peter Hofmann (Siegmund), Jeannine Altmeyer (Sieglinde), Gwyneth Jones (Brünhilde), and Donald McIntyre (Wotan).
SIEGFRIED: Director Patrice Chéreau and conductor Pierre Boulez continue Wagner's Ring Cycle with SIEGFRIED. This performance includes Manfred Jung in the title role, with Fritz Hübner, Gwyneth Jones, and Heinz Zednik among the cast.
GOTTERDAMMERUNG: Patrice Chereau's Centenary production of Wagner's GOTTERDAMMERUNG, brilliantly filmed at the Bayreuth Festival stage, features the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez. Singers include Carmen Reppel as Freia, Hermann Becht as Alberich, and Donald McIntyre as Wotan.