New to Opera?

New to Opera?

Can I afford to attend an opera?

Absolutely. Single tickets are less than $20 in the Balcony—seats that offer some of the best sound quality in the house. Special day-of pricing for students may also be available through Rush Tickets (link). Or, bring a group (link) of 10 or more and enjoy great savings for groups. For more information call 336.725.7101.

What should I wear?

Dress in whatever it is that makes you feel comfortable and at your best. A night at the opera is a fun event. It offers a wonderful opportunity to dress to the nines if you like. Coming after work? Your business attire is perfect. Can’t part with that pair of old jeans? Keep them on. There is no dress code at Piedmont Opera. While people tend to dress up more for Opening Nights, the bottom line is: relax, no tiaras required, just enjoy.

What is performance etiquette?

The following are guidelines for appropriate behavior at an opera performance.

  • As a courtesy to artists and patrons, latecomers will not be seated until the first intermission.
  • Please switch off all electronic devices before the performance begins.
  • No cameras or recording equipment are permitted in the Opera House.
  • As a courtesy to those who may have fragrance allergies, please avoid wearing heavy perfume or cologne.
  • No babes in arms. Children of any age attending a performance must have a ticket.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium except bottled water.

Provided by the San Francisco Opera