17. March 2008 · Comments Off on Opera Is Not A Sing-Along! · Categories: Links, Ramble

The person next to me in Row E Seat 104 must have been under the impression that this was a sing-along opera, for she sang with nearly every famous aria. She was rather flat, but certainly she knew many of the words. Notably she did not sing Colline’s aria in Act IV, nor did she announce the title beforehand, but thankfully she conducted, swaying her right hand back and forth.

I enjoy The Opera Tattler a lot. But while this story is amazing, I’m not entirely surprised. I’ve heard these StupidAudienceSingers (SAS™). I don’t know what they are thinking when they sing along … or is it that they aren’t thinking at all? It’s just so bizarre and completely inappropriate. Usher intervention would be a good idea, don’tcha think?

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