"The sheer size, power, range, depth and intensity of Wagner’s Ring cycle can be deeply intimidating. Resulting anxiety can deny access to one of life’s most profound experiences. In Wagner’s Ring - A Tale Told in Music, Heath Lees, a Scottish born New Zealander, provides, in four DVDs, a learned, satisfying, but accessible introduction, as he talks, plays, explains and illustrates. He takes us to scenes in Wagner’s life, and uses fine singers and instrumentalists to illustrate how a transcendent masterpiece is created and performed. This production may open the door to a life changing experience, so take with care!"
Honourable Dr Barry Jones, AC, FAA, FAHA, FTSE, FASSA, FRSA, FRSV, FACE, FAIM, former Minister of Science - Parliament of Australia, author, broadcaster.