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20 May 2007

‘I put up with noisy opera-goers’

By Jonathan Birchall [Financial Times, 18 May 2007]

It was during the interval in the ”family circle” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera that the elderly lady with the German accent told the guffawing man in the row behind us that Mozart’s Magic Flute wasn’t supposed to be funny. She wasn’t much taken either by the production’s flapping puppets and dancing bears.

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