However, following recently heightened security measures across London, we have been advised not to allow any large bags, rucksacks or backpacks into the building. At the same time, the casual opera-goer will not find too much in the programme to frighten them. Can I take food and drink into the auditorium? Back ties can never go wrong if you know how to wear them right. Dress in something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid clothes that wrinkle easily. You can forget about wearing the iconic Phantom mask as this will likely be deemed a security risk before you even get inside the theater.
Schließlich ist ein Konzert für die meisten ein nicht alltägliches Erlebnis, und das können Sie gerne auch in der Art der Kleidung zum Ausdruck bringen. If you're sitting in other areas, you can go a bit more semi formal or business casual. Any devices found in use will be confiscated and disposed of by management without compensation. Wear semi-formal clothes if you prefer more casual attire or if formalwear is not an option. Pay special attention to your attire if you are attending the opera on opening night or taking part in a special gala. And the quite unique nature of the event makes it a magnet for the major names in opera and from the other performing arts.
I usually wear black wool pants and a cashmere sweater. Even we went in for the 4 euro standing tickets. We did see that it was a black tie event and ladies were in evening dresses. Food and drink are not permitted in the auditorium. The initial show or a special event is a unique performance and patrons tend to dress more formally on this night.
Today, taking in an opera is one of the top things to do in Italy. What did the Romans give us? Award-winning are available to buy from ushers in the foyers at £3 each. They can be made with materials like silk, satin or chiffon, which drape well and create a soft, flowing effect. The Arena sits 20,000, from the 'Poltronissime' the best seats, on the floor of the arena , to the unreserved places on the upper stone galleries. Whether you lament the passing of a more elegant age at the opera or welcome the freedom of wearing whatever you want to performances, you should know that the question of what constitutes appropriate clothing for the opera is by no means a new one, even if the details of the debate have changed somewhat in the past century. And make sure you visit the bathroom before the performance! But the modern renaissance of the Arena di Verona, and the birth of the Verona Opera, really starts in 1913, when musical entertainments were once again staged at the Roman amphitheatre. Verona Opera The location itself, inside the large Piazza Bra, is a popular tourist destination.
Souvenir programmes are on sale in the Main Entrance Foyer, the Paul Hamlyn Hall and the Amphitheatre Lobby. I fully recognize the advantage of those regulations. If you're going with a group find out what the standard is. But do try to stylish - at whatever level. That evening when the candles were lit, it was a pretty magical scene.
The Royal Opera at Covent Garden, Sydney Opera House, and La Scala may stake their claims, but Verona combines a quite unique setting with productions and performances of a consistently high standard. If you arrive late, for safety reasons you will be asked to wait in the foyers until the interval or a suitable break in the performance when the lights are raised. While you may wish to make a night out of it, it is quite all right to go to the opera or ballet having eaten in advance indeed if the performance is long it is positively advisable and then to drink the free tap water. We recommend comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting. Babies and infants will not be admitted into the auditoriums. We have more on transport and getting to the Arena. This goes for all theatrical productions, but is especially so for Phantom of the Opera because the musical is filled with characters in extravagant costumes and elegant dress.
The first couple of hours were fine but Aida, with the intermissions and all, lasted four hours. He stayed for the whole event. Performances start promptly and latecomers cannot be admitted. These days, people wear anything to the opera, but there are a few codes you should keep in mind. You will be sitting for the majority of the evening and should dress accordingly. We were served for the usual price champagne at the bar at intermission. I did not get up and go out when the statue music began.
In short, my behavior was exemplary. For men, this means a tuxedo or dinner jacket and black bow tie, with all the usual accompanying clothing pieces and accessories. Many thanks for very useful advance info…. Seriously, those that made an attempt to look presentable were in the minority. I did not notice any unusual looks. You should not wear a T-shirt unless it is a classy Phantom shirt and then only with a jacket.
Dressy The best clothing to wear to a production of Phantom of the Opera is something dressy that matches the ambiance of the production. They appeal only to an eccentric few, and may be left out of account with the fantastic objections of men like Ruskin, Tennyson, Carlyle, and Morris to tall hats. Outdoor opera, meanwhile, normally requires the mic-ing up of the performers so that every word and note of Traviata, Tosca or Trovatore penetrates to the Gods. I will probably be getting a reserved ticket for the floor area, but I was just curious as you said that you had come 30 mins. The theater is their workplace and showing up in a shorts, or even ragged jeans is a sign of disrespect.