Letter: Polite applause

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Letter: Polite applause

Sir: Philip Hensher comments on snoring during Parsifal. Yes, this production is certainly different, but is not boring!

I am neither stuffy nor elitist, but my idea of heaven is attending an opera performance unmarred by rustling sweets, retrieving tissues from handbags, (get them ready beforehand!) and, far worse, constant chattering and fidgeting. If this seems impossible for some people, I respectfully suggest that they view opera videos at home, or find another activity to which they are better suited.

All producers, I am sure, wish their audiences to see and hear clearly, whether a modern or a traditional production.


London N3