Well, I was wondering whether Beckmesser in Meistersinger, which I saw last Tuesday at Glyndebourne (eat your heart out, Jon - we were only allowed two tickets per member), would be booed, but no.

Some people tried to start a standing ovation at the end of the opera (I thought "Americans!" - saving your presence, people here), but the rest of us sat in our seats to applaud - not just Beckmesser, but the whole thing, daringly set in the Biedermeier period rather than the time of the real Hans Sachs.