I'm listening to Die Meistersinger stream from Munich. I think I really like only the third act with the gorgeous trio, the procession of the Meistersingers, the Prize song and the sometimes, lately most of the time, the imaginary happy ending. In my heart it has a happy ending.
I am liking Jonas Kaufmann, of course, but I also like marvelous chorus,
Sara Jakubiak as Eva,
and Wolfgang Koch as Hans Sachs (though not as much as Michael Volle in Salzburg.) The opera belongs to Sachs.
Petrenko's conducting is masterful. The biggest applause is for him.