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Opera director Mary Zimmerman and her creative team were recently booed by a Met audience for their new production of Bellini’s La Somnambula
. The Wall Street Journal
’s Terry Teachout provides an audio recording of the curtain calls, and muses on why boos are rare in New York
, while common in Italy and sometimes elsewhere (google “Roberto Alagna La Scala,” or “Chereau ring brawl” for some celebrated examples).