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The Crowd Snores 

BRIAN KELLOW believes that opera audiences seem bored and disengaged. What's happened to make them that way? 

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Illustrations by Victor Juhasz 
© Victor Juhasz 2010
When I first arrived in New York, in 1982, there was a woman I knew very slightly who could be spotted at nearly any given Met performance of a Wagner opera. She always sat in the same place — the cen...

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