Did anybody see the Meistersinger performance streamed live from Glyndebourne last Sunday? It's also available on demand all this week on the Guardian website.

This is one of my favorite operas -- possibly my #1 favorite, in fact. And seeing this excellent production (I have a couple of quibbles but they're minor in proportion to the whole) made me fall in love all over again. In particular, the baritone Gerald Finley proved successful as Hans Sachs beyond anything I could have expected. Days later, I'm still reeling.