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December 29, 2010 6:28 AM Subscribe
I'm going to the opera! Will I be able to see okay? What about when I get fidgety? What do I wear?
posted by troika to Society & Culture (17 answers total)
I'm going to see John Adams' Nixon in China at the Met in February, it's my very first opera and I am awfully excited but have a few questions:
My seat is in the Dress Circle boxes, listed as partial view. What does that mean? Am I behind a column? Will I need binoculars?
I have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. I know there are intermissions, but....? Any tips for staying focused?
What does one wear to the opera? I'm a 25 yr old girl on the poorer end of the scale.
There was a similar question asked not that long ago [here
], but I know the story and music here - I am asking more for direction on what happens once I am there, not how to prepare (though honestly anything you want to suggest about any aspect would be appreciated).