Concert hall boss tells his audience how to behavemain
Repeated disruptions at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg – including one noisy walkout when Jonas Kaufmann sang – have prompted the hall’s artistic director, Christoph Lieben-Seutter, to give a pre-concert adresss to the audience on how to behave when the music plays.
Among his instructions: not to cough, not to walk out en masse and not to applaud between movements. The audience, he says, must be ‘calm and disciplined’.
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