The following video takes you through the score of the Prelude to Richard Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and gives advice as to what to listen out for in rehearsal: things that might go wrong, misprints in the score, common balance issues for example. This will give you an insight into how experienced conductors prepare for rehearsals.
It will be helpful to have a score to hand (you can find it on the imslp.org website here).
Prelude to Die Meistersinger: Advice
(Allow around 20 minutes for this activity)
Watch the video below. You may want to make notes in your own score or on paper as you watch.