Monday, January 10, 2022

What to Wear to the Opera

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Yesterday my parents took my twin brother and I to the Metropolitan Opera for a matinee of La bohème, an Italian opera based on a French book.

This was our belated birthday present and our first opera at Lincoln Center. 

We sat stage right in a box on the third level. The box was great so we could spread out and stretch our legs during the show and during the intermissions.

It was a beautiful (and long 3+ hours but after every act there was an intermission) show.

The 60-person orchestra and singers were phenomenal.

The sets were also highly intricate and beautiful. 

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What to wear:

Traditionally at opening night at the opera, the dress code is formal attire. Tuxes for men and gowns for the ladies.

Every other day, the dress code is sophisticated and chic, which means no jeans. Most of the men wore suits or sports coats or button downs. Most ladies wore black pants, blouses or sweaters or dresses with boots and tights.


Be warned: the theater is very toasty, and you will be sitting for a long time, so you have to be comfortable.


If you traditionally love the theater, you will definitely enjoy the opera. It is something a bit more sophisticated and intricate than a Broadway show. So, try it out!

The talent of the artists was breathtaking and truly a wonderful experience. 

I will be returning!

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1 comment

  1. The opera is a very special event! Heres looking forward to more fine arts!


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