In the right circumstances, and with the consent of the artists, there is no reason to stop personal devices being used to take photos and video during classical recitals. It’s just a question of defining when and where.
Here are two (official) videos from last week’s DG Yellow Lounge in Austria. Neither Alice Sara Ott nor Piotr Beczala seem at all bothered by the pop of an occasional flash while they play.
Why should they care, when their performance is being screened on the walls and the listeners are moving around the room, just as they did in the 19th century. There is nothing unclassical about this form of performance. On the contrary, it reconnects us to classical roots.
Nice hat, Alice.
Not sure about the grey pants, Piotr.