The quest to produce a perfect staging of Wagner's Ring remains opera's greatest challenge.
With its 16-hour run time and sweeping, celestial plot, staging a complete, faithful version of Wagner's Ring cycle has long been considered a theatrical impossibility. But when the New York Met hired Robert Lepage to create a 21st century vision of Wagner's opus, he saw an opportunity to finally do the composer's vision justice.
In Wagner's Dream, documentarian Susan Froemke tracks the tense, arduous process of creating Lepage's perfect Ring: a grandiose dream built around opera's finest talents and theatre's foremost designers.
With Opera Australia bringing its own grand staging of the Ring cycle to Melbourne in 2013, Wagner's Dream presents a tantalising chance to draw back the curtain on a truly epic production.