Just reviewing this up-coming release, and rather to my surprise I like it a lot. I didn't entirely warm to his Rheingold (as per my review on www.classical-music.com, along with the Rattle Rheingold, clumsily separated at editorial stage) but here both he and Goerne come alive, Petra Lang is a slightly odd-sounding but committed Brunhilde, and as the Volsungs the well established Skelton-Melton team are even better than the last time I heard them live. Two fine British Brunnhildes (Katherine Broderick and Elaine McKrill) among a very fine Valkyrie team, too. Playing and recording are pretty good, and, like the cast, exceptional for a bargain-price release. Unfortunately I don't yet have the BluRay issue, but it promises very well indeed for the rest of the cycle!