FAQ – Night at the Opera
New to the opera? Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions you’ll have the answers to when you catch one of the remaining 2012-2013 Pursuits of Passion Season performances:
Turandot – April 5th – 21st & The Aspern Papers – April 12th – 28th.
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What should we wear to the opera? Business attire is the norm for opera, but anything goes, from jeans to your favorite evening gown! You’ll see more formal attire on opening night and at Saturday night performances; the mid-week performance and Sunday matinees tend to be a bit more casual.
Should we eat before we go? Most operas last an entire afternoon or evening. While a variety of drinks are served at intermission, it’s a good idea to eat beforehand if you have the time.
Will they be singing in English? Not unless the opera happens to be English or American. The Dallas Opera has traditionally performed operas in their original languages. This isn’t a hurdle for contemporary audiences because easy-to-read English translations are projected above the stage throughout every performance, including those sung in English.