When should I applaud?

During a piece with multiple movements, please hold your applause between movements and wait for the end of each piece. When in doubt, wait for others. At the end of the performance, as tempting as it is to beat the crowd out of the venue, please stay to applaud the performers. The musicians have worked hard and deserve your thanks. For great performances, feel free to stand as you applaud. In the midst of an opera performance, it is perfectly acceptable to applaud after arias. When applauding women, cheer "Brava!" When applauding men, cheer "Bravo!" When applauding multiple singers, cheer "Bravi!"