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Topic - Michelle Krisel
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.
It's summertime, and the living is ... boring? Well, you don't have to just sit at home and watch reruns on TV. Every summer, it seems, there is more to see, hear and enjoy in the Washington area.
There's opera, and there are musicals, but whatever happened to "never the twain shall meet"? These days they do meet — in the Washington National Opera's forthcoming season and elsewhere — and world-class opera singers are happy to appear in them.
Ms. Krisel says, "Artists do like applause after their arias — even if it makes it harder for the conductor to pick up where he left off."
Ms. Krisel connected with the performing arts say that it's good manners and good sense for anyone nursing a cold to stay away from an opera, concert or theater performance.