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.
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.
July 19, 2012
It's a bit startling that director Susan Fremke would choose to make a documentary about the set.
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.
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.
June 19, 2012
What Froemke's film does - or at least did for this Wagner novice - is prompt the urgent itch to see Lepage's take on the Ring, see another, and gain the confidence to judge first-hand.
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.