Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
The full run of Richard Wagner's epic operatic cycle Der Ring Des Nibelungen comes to DVD in this massive seven-disc box set, with Pierre Boulez leading the orchestra at the Bayreuther Festspiele. The performances have been transferred to DVD in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and viewers have the choice of two audio tracks, one in Dolby Digital 5.1 and the other in PCM Stereo. The opera is performed in German, and the discs have been encoded with optional subtitles in English and French. No special features have been included, but the sheer scope of the package (as well as the high-quality audio and ease of jumping to individual scenes) will no doubt please any opera buff who is upgrading their video library to DVD.