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Opera Attire?

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  1. HogsRLegends

    HogsRLegends New Member

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    Has anybody here ever been to the opera? I'm going to my first next weekend. What is appropriate attire? I'm figuring a polo shirt and blue jeans isn't going to cut it.
  2. dcdallaschick

    dcdallaschick Member

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    If it's anything like what I've been to, you'll see a whole range of styles of dress, from society types dressed to the nines to students dressed like, well, students. If you're going to enjoy the experience, I'd say hit it somewhere in the middle, where you're going to be comfortable in what you're wearing to physically tolerate sitting still for the duration of the show, and but you personally don't feel like a slob for the evening.

    On the other hand, if you're going to impress a woman and/or her parents, all bets are off. Wear the tie if you can stand it.

    Hope you enjoy it! I'm not the biggest fan overall of the genre, but sometimes the right combo of staging and approachable music (and often humor) can make for a really pleasant experience. Some operas are not for the faint of heart, so I hope you're going to something fun.
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Where are you going? IE - what venue?
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    You'd probably look good in this:

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    Seriously, though, you can't go wrong with a suit.
  5. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Suit and tie is sufficient...

    Oh, wait a sec, you're a Skins fan... in that case, an evening gown is the ticket... don't forget your pig's snout... :D
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Just don't try to bring bottled beer with you :D
  7. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Boy, are you guys uncouth!






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  8. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I believe traditionally, at big time venues, it's customary to wear a tuxedo if it's opening night.

    After that, whatever you feel like wearing that shows respect for the venue and the price of the ticket. Dress slacks and a nice shirt is probably sufficient.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Just wear a dark suit.
  10. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    BTW have fun - I actually quite enjoy the opera, but haven't been in a couple of years.
  11. HogsRLegends

    HogsRLegends New Member

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    Baltimore Opera Hall
  12. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I've been to the theatre in Baltimore, and if that event was any indication, a nice dark suit will suit you fine.


    On a side note, several years ago I went to see Les Mis on Broadway... it was an evening performance on a weekend... and I was shocked at how casual people dressed for it. I figured Manhattan would be about as formal as you could get, but people were wearing jeans and polo shirts!
  13. Blake

    Blake Member

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    I believe Mike Rowe from "Dirty Jobs" used to be in the Baltimore Opera, not that it pertains to anything.
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    Wimbo Active Member

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