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Sing Faster: Stagehands Ring Cycle

Sing Faster: Stagehands Ring Cycle

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Winner of the prestigious Filmmaker's Trophy at Sundance SING FASTER is a spirited and comical behind-the-scenes look at Richard Wagner's beloved Ring Cycle one of the most ambitious and spectacular operas in history. In the tradition of Noises Off this acclaimed film from Academy-Award-« nominated filmmaker Jon Else tells the story of Wagner's epic masterpiece entirely from the point of view of the opera's unsung heroes-the union stagehands. Night after night at the San Francisco Opera a majestic universe of trolls giants and magic mountains comes alive before audiences. But when the stage dims another spectacle unfolds as the highly-skilled stagehands maneuver 1000-pound set pieces in near darkness and with a meticulous choreography no less intricate than that of the opera's. While the mythical Valkyries on stage seem an improbable counterpart to the stagehands at the heart of the film is a surprising connection between Wagner's Norse mythology and the sensibilities of these working people. And as the stage crew offers their own animated interpretation of the Ring Cycle this hilarious and ultimately moving film becomes a meditation on the most basic of human themes: love greed power and redemption. DVD Features: Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.

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    Title: Sing Faster: Stagehands Ring Cycle
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary, Special Interest
    Director: Jon Else
    Release Date: 6/29/2004
    Original Year: 1999
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 0
    Rated: UNR
    Catalog #: 9573
    UPC: 767685957332
    Item #: NVG009573

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 6/29/2004
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 56 minutes
    Studio: New Video Group

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