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I have a copy of the "Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg" in question. Since November 2012 in fact. I'd never gotten around to watching it until today.
I saw the same production live here in Chicago last year as it's a co-production between Glyndebourne, Chicago and San Francisco. At the dress rehearsal one of the jugglers on stilts was injured by an errant flaming torch. No flames in the subsequent performances. I was rather disappointed by the entrance of the Meistersingers in Act 3 as compared to my memory of a previous production.
I only checked out the first 20 minutes of Act 1 (in surround sound). I thought the overture sounded very good. I think I needed to adjust the sound level upward once the church scene started. Sonic image specificity is rather low on my priority list - perhaps since I usually buy tickets further back in a hall.
I look forward to enjoying the balance of the opera in the near future. In my view, at less than $30 at Amazon, this set is a bargain. (And it appears to be the only version on BD.)