I thought of Florestan’s interest in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg when I came across this complete recording of the opera on YouTube. This appears to have been a guest appearance in Tokyo by the Berlin State Opera in 1987, with Otmar Suitner on the podium and some of the old East Germany’s leading singers in the cast – Reiner Goldberg, Peter Schreier, and Theo Adam, among others. It’s an excellent, traditional performance, though the only text translation is in Japanese.