I saw "La Cenerentola" and I have to disagree with Martin Bernheimer's review ("A Gimmicky 'La Cenerentola,' " Sept. 21).
He did not like the silly goings-on on stage during the overture. On the contrary, I think it's great to have the curtain up during the overture. It should become mandatory for any opera production in Los Angeles. The majority of L.A. theatergoers seem to be totally oblivious to anything but their own chatter until the curtain is raised. An overture is just background music.