Wagner's Ring Cycle is begun with this sterling production of the first opera in the tetralogy, staged at Het Muziektheater Amsterdam by De Nederlandse Opera. John Bröcheler, Graham Clark, and Reinhild Runkel are among the members of the cast; Hartmut Haenchen conducts the performance, which includes ravishing costumes designed by Eiko Ishioka. 3 1/3 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish; featurette; photo gallery. In German with English subtitles.