This powerful studio performance of the opening opera in Wagner's legendary "Ring" cycle is the only portion of the famous Salzburg Festival/Metropolitan Opera productions (first staged in the 1960s) to have been filmed. Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker; Peter Schreier, Thomas Stewart, and Brigitte Fassbaender are included in the cast. 144 min. Soundtrack: German; Subtitles: English. In German with English subtitles.