Fri, Jan 25 8:35 pm
A must see for Robert LePage fans!
93% on Rotten Tomatoes! One of 2012 best documentaries!
A pre event bonus! Skype intro from New York with filmaker Susan Froemke
You don’t need to be a fan of Wagner, or even opera to find this a fascinating glimpse of a dauntingly complex human endeavour…
SYNOPSIS: In Wagner’s Dream, the stakes could not be higher as Robert LePage, one of the theater’s finest stage directors teams up with one of the world’s leading opera companies to tackle opera’s most monumental challenge: a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle-the four-part, 16-hour work that the composer first presented in 1876. Wagner’s Dream takes you deep into the artistic and musical challenges of the epic work.
The visionary director begins a five-year journey to create the most ambitious staging in Metropolitan Opera history, featuring a 90,000-pound set (“The Machine”) designed to realize all of Wagner’s scenic instructions.