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Subject: Re: Booing at the Met
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:55:01 -0400
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One would think this Verona audience would know when act III of Boheme was over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6JfeDtMh4o <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6JfeDtMh4o>

And yet, at Met Böhm-conducted Fraus, the audience knew to be silent until the music stopped.

Donald
> On Oct 29, 2017, at 8:41 AM, Kiwi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Maybe if the rest of the audience refrained from the one or two who have premature appreciation?  You know, it's not a competition and if one soul decides his or her approval needs to be the first sign of personal satisfaction as the music plays on, we don't have to join in.
> 
> That's part of the problem, isn't it?  The rest of us know better but by golly if one person is cheering then it seems to set us all off.  Imagine how different it would be if that lone person remained the lone person until the appropriate time.  Perhaps after enough experiences, maybe that lone person would be shamed into silence so he or she doesn't ruin the moment for the rest of us.
> 
> And it would ever so much easier to find that voice and perhaps, after the opera was over, to approach and educate?????
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Jon Goldberg
> Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 6:52 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Booing at the Met
> 
> 
> Plus, some people are just going to do what they always do. You could put "please don't
> applaud yet" up on the supertitles and some people will still applaud anyway.
> 
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