Have just heard that Naxos are to release a new concert-based Ring cycle from the Hong Kong Phil, conducted by Jaap van Sweden (his first anywhere!. Rheingold is already in the can, with an interesting cast, including Kim Begley as Loge, Peter Sidhom as Alberich, Michelle de Young as Fricka and, surprisingly, Matthias Goerne as Wotan. G. has been primarily a lieder singer, and a very good one, but lately he's sung Dutchman and Amfortas with some success -- but so did Fischer-Dieskau, and he wasn't that great as Wotan. Release some time this autumn, we're told. Walkure follows in January, with Goerne and de Young again, plus Stuart Skelton, familiar from Australia and Seattle, and Heidi Melton as the Volsungs -- a team I heard under Runnicles a year or two back, not at all bad.
Personally I have strong reservations about recording somebody's debut Ring, however good he may be. Naxos's Wagner list is pretty terrible so far, so they must want to strengthen it, and these performances are being heavily subsidized by China's Hong Kong government, so no doubt they're getting them cheap as well. Hong Kong's last Ring cycles under Edo de Waart apparently lost a fortune. I suspect this is part of a cultural offensive to improve their increasingly oppressive image -- panem et circenses.