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Wagner's Dream Reviews

July 26, 2012
You don't need to be a fan of Wagner, or even opera, to find this a fascinating glimpse of a dauntingly complex human endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2012
The result is an engrossing chronicle of creative people under pressure, a movie about the madness of opera for which no knowledge of opera is required for full enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 19, 2012
It's a bit startling that director Susan Fröemke would choose to make a documentary about the set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2012
The finished "Ring" cycle, a combination of "myth, science and legend" made to order as Wagner imagined it, was unique to every viewer's eye. The making of it will be spellbinding to everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2012
A rousing portrait of creative renewal.
July 18, 2012
[A] 16-hour, four-opera masterwork about the creation and destruction of the world, a work that Wagner considered unstageable in his time.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2012
Rising well above the typical making-of feature, the doc will fascinate buffs when shown alongside the operas themselves and should stand on its own... as a from-the-inside look at one institution's attempt to remain vital as its popularity fades.
May 29, 2012
Tension flows organically from every phase of this dangerous endeavor, making for a highly entertaining outing for operaphiles and operaphobes alike.
May 3, 2012
A two-hour documentary that has as many hair-raising, stomach-churning moments as a ride on Wonderland's new Leviathan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4