Fritz Lang’s “Die Nibelungen”

Die Nibelungen

Ring Festival LA event at LACMA – Presented by the Academy, the LA County Museum of Art and the Goethe-Institut

Part I: Siegfried – Friday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Part II: Kriemhild’s Revenge – Saturday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.

One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of German silent cinema, Fritz Lang’s two-part epic was presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater by LACMA, the Goethe-Institut and the Academy as part of the citywide “Ring Festival LA” related to the LA Opera’s presentation of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen.”

Featuring a newly recorded version of the original score by Gottfried Huppertz, conducted by Berndt Heller, the film stars Paul Richter, Gertrud Arnold, Margarethe Schön and Rudolf Klein-Rogge and was scripted by Thea von Harbou.

Based on the 12th century German epic poem “The Song of the Nibelungs,” the film’s story varies greatly from the 1876 operatic version that Wagner created. Nevertheless, it is immensely satisfying and a masterful achievement in its own right, with stunning cinematography, special effects that are still impressive despite modern technological advancements, and lush production design.

Event Information

When
Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where
LACMA
Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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