I tried. Vakyries I have known, from the 1935 Bruno Walter set of 78's transferred to CD, up to the present day, including the Chereau production, the MET set produced by Otto Schenk and the set from Valencia were better than this. The cast look like Hoffnung caricatures, podgy Siegmund, podgy Brünnhilde, swathed in a blood red stola, which emphasized her ungainly podginess, a nice middle class lady Sieglinde doing a genteel dance, and a breathless Fricka who couldn't get her words out because the conductor doesn't give her time to do so! Clipped Noel Coward-style language from all. except the Wotan. It made me laugh. Hunding comes in with 6 henchman, it's too dark to see exactly how many, all wearing dog-head shaped helmets! (Hund = dog?) It looked like a production that was trying to send up the whole thing. That Bayreuth lends its name to such a dark rigmarole may please some and the audience reacts in raptures, but that can be doctored, otherwise sound quality is reasonable. The main interest for me was to hear the conducting of Thielemann, but that was the one feature that disappointed me the most. He clearly had a train to catch. This performance was even worse than the experience recently published on CBS as a Met Saturday afternoon broadcast, under Berislav Klobucar, who was in a hurry to the detriment of a sterling, but bored cast. Better Valkyries are available. Avoid this one! Unless you want a good laugh!