Love Seeing the Opera? Incorporate an Opera Performance Into Your Travels with These Tips!
If you love nothing more than a gala night out to an opera house or theater and enjoying a memorable performance, then why not combine this with your travels? Around the world, there are many first-class and often historic venues with unforgettable shows for you to fall in love with. With the tips in this blog, you can easily make a trip to the opera straightforward, unforgettable, and a highlight of your travels. Read on for more.
Research Thoroughly Beforehand
To ensure everything runs smoothly, a bit of pre-planning is necessary. You’re going to want to research the following:
- Visit cities with highly acclaimed opera houses (for example, you could see the opera in Rome). You want to choose somewhere that also has other activities that interest you, whether it’s the culture or the sightseeing.
- If the show times align with the dates you can travel
- If there are shows on that you’re interested in. Opera houses often have a varied performance schedule.
- How much tickets cost
- The dress code
Book in Advance To Be Safe
Once you have done your research, and have your heart set on a destination, venue, and show, then to be on the safe side you should get everything booked in advance. This means travel, accommodation, and opera tickets. If you get everything sorted beforehand, you will avoid any disappointment. The last thing you want is to travel to a city with opera in mind, only to find there are no available tickets whilst you’re there. This way, you can also work around the big event, ensuring you have plenty of time and money to enjoy it fully. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!
Pack an Appropriate Outfit
The opera is a classy affair, which means you’ll want to bring along something that makes you look the part. As we previously mentioned, you’ll want to check the dress code before you set off. Dressing up for the evening is part of the excitement of attending an opera performance. This could vary from venue to venue, as well as what time and date you go to the show. However, it is a nice opportunity to give yourself a bit of TLC and let your glamorous side shine.
Consider an Opera Tour
If you are certain you want your trip to revolve around opera, then you should consider an opera-focused tour. There are plenty of different options for you to consider with this, but you can expect a big chunk of your trip to be organized for you, which takes a lot of the stress out of it. You can meet fellow opera lovers as part of your group, and relax in the knowledge that you’re getting the best possible operatic experience. Package options can include opera tickets, flight, accommodation, and transport. It just depends on how much freedom you want, and how much you’d like to be arranged for you. Doing it this way can take the stress out of the trip. Even if you don’t opt for a full opera tour, most noted opera houses offer backstage and history tours that will enhance your performance experience.
To conclude, if you adore opera and travel, then bring them together for an experience that you’ll hold dear for the rest of your life. Start planning today!