If you misbehave she will notice and I get to enjoy the results! 🙂

The woman in Row L Seat 7 of the orchestra got a text message on her iPhone at the end of the second movement and she updated her Facebook page during much of the following Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen. Naturally she clapped quite heartily at the end and joined in for the standing ovation.


  1. Pretty funny, but I wonder if this is the right direction to take when trying to attract audiences? I’ve sat next to (and performed for) some pretty irritating audience members, but I’m sure I’ve also done some very foolish things myself. I’d hate to get “written up” for breaking the code at the next concert I attend . . .

  2. I’m going to guess that only us oldsters (in the classical/opera world, I’m not talking age, although I qualify there too) visit her site … but of course I could be wrong.

    And FYI, I NEVER do anything foolish.

    Um. Right. 😉

    I mostly blog about my silliness and I will bash myself to pieces but never colleagues. I won’t usually talk about audience members (although the woman who took a perfume bath before the opera last night did drive me crazy). But Opera Tattler IS an audience member, so she can have at it as far as I’m concerned. 🙂