In what looks like another round of fake news kicked off by an attention-seeking executive at English National Opera, two UK companies say they are encouraging the booing of stage villains by first-time oepragoers.
Stuart Murphy, chief executive of English National Opera, said the company had noticed booing on Saturday nights, when under-18s are given free seats in the balcony as part of a series of measures to entice new young opera-lovers.
“I certainly think there’s a thing that people are comfortable being more vocal nowadays.
“People feel – I don’t know if it’s an American thing – people feel more comfortable being expressive.”
Anybody at ENO ever been to La Scala, Vienna or Bayreuth?
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