‘Recorded live over two evenings at The Bridgewater Hall, Mark Elder's Götterdämmerung ideally combines dramatic urgency and exquisitely metered orchestral timbre. Gripping yet measured from the Norns’ first scene, it boasts a resolute yet vulnerable Brünnhilde from Katarina Dalayman. The Hallé is, however, the star, with thrilling brass and glowing strings.’ The Independent ‘... this isn’t really anyone’s Götterdämmerung but the Hallé’s and Elder’s. By the opera’s final pages, the orchestra is playing with a sort of exalted brilliance, as if it has collectively broken through the Valkyries’ ring of fire. This recording is more than a memento of the weekend Manchester became Bayreuth. It’s a peliormance of Wagner's most astonishing opera crammed with character and dedication) with the tangible atmosphere of a once-in-a-lifetime live event’ Classic FM Magazine GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2010 Available as a 5 CD set, and as a single MP3 disc.