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Topic - Jon Vickers
A lot has been written and said about the phenomenon of people with otherwise clear larynxes who feel the urge to cough once seated in a theater, opera house or concert hall. There clearly has been a downward shift in audience etiquette.
Character singer Charles Anthony, who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera _ 2,928 _ during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, died Wednesday. He was 82.
"James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera" (Amadeus Press), by the Metropolitan Opera: There are few surprises or fresh insights but plenty of nostalgia in this softcover coffee-table book that celebrates James Levine's extraordinary career at the Metropolitan Opera.
At a recent performance of "Tristan und Isolde" in Dallas, legendary tenor Jon Vickers stopped singing to yell at a coughing member of the audience, "Shut up with your damned coughing!"