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I heard about this from someone on stage. Lebrecht didn't exactly get this right (read the addendum), but it raises an interesting subject for discussion, nevertheless. ASM was utterly professional, by all accounts. https://slippedisc.com/2019/09/should-a-musician-ever-shout-an-an-audience-member/
Last week my wife and I enjoyed "La Traviata" from box seats at La Fenice that gave us a perfect view of the orchestra. Even though I've read "Mozart in the Jungle," I was amazed to see two viola players conversing with each other through the entire opera performance. I suppose they are familiar enough with the music to do that, but the conductor and the rest of the orchestra were focused on the music. (An oboe player and a few others with long series of rests did seem to doze a bit, but they always came in on cue, and they were not conversing with their stand partners.) Whether or not they can play their parts, wouldn't it be distracting to the other orchestra members to have this conversation going on while the rest of the people in the pit are concentrating?