Attending The Opera

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What to Wear
Once patronized mainly by royalty, opera today is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. In modern day Seattle, you'll see opera-goers wearing everything from ball gowns to Birkenstocks. Feel free to dress up for a special night out, dress down for comfort, or find your own happy medium. When it comes to the opera, almost anything but the most casual wear is considered appropriate. Avoid hats that might obstruct the view of the person seated behind you. Also please leave jewelry that may make noise (for example: bangles) at home. Please use moderation in applying perfume, cologne, or scented lotion; many people are highly allergic to perfumes.