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Subject: Re: Booing at the Met
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:49:37 -0400
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Precisely!

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 5:18 PM, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My booing credo:
> I find it abhorrent and cruel that anyone boo a singer for having a bad
> performance.  The singers don't do it on purpose because they adore being
> booed at curtain call time.  They try their best and if they are either
> ill or
> not fit for the part, it is the fault of the director in the first place
> and not
> the singer.  If a singer is ill, the director needs to make an announcement
> that the singer is indisposed.
>
> On the other hand, I strongly support those who are insulted by the
> hubristic directors who think they know more than the composer and
> librettist, and I relish all the booing and rotten tomato throwing they can
> get.  They are destructive and disruptive and wholly deserve the audience's
> disapproval.
>
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