Live Opera & Fine Dining in the Beaches hits home-run!
When The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD came to the Beaches at the Alliance Cinema in the Beach, we recognized a unique cultural opportunity. We would give many local residents an unforgettable experience by combining some of the world’s greatest operatic performances with fine dining at one of our local restaurants. The show on April 5, 2008, Puccini’s La Bohème, was sold out!
For first timers, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD is a casual and affordable way to introduce themselves to opera. For opera lovers, it’s a great chance to see the best performances, live from New York City, and enjoy fine dining at a local restaurant, both for less than the cost of a regular opera ticket.
When I found out about Live Opera in HD & Fine Dining, I had to check it out. Having never been to an opera before, this was a perfect opportunity to give it a try, with a prix fixe dinner afterward at one of my favorite restaurants.
I chose Puccini’s La Bohème. It was stunning. I would highly recommend this experience to opera novices as well as seasoned opera patrons. Our dinner and friendly conversation with a small group afterward highlighted the experience. It’s the next best thing to being there – no opera glasses required! – Fran Battaglia
There are still three more performances left for this season and the opera will return to the Beaches in the Fall – don’t miss out and plan on coming out!
For the Opera schedule and the list of local restaurants and prix fixe menus, visit www.beachesliving.ca. Purchase your Opera & Fine Dining package at the Alliance Cinemas in the Beach box office at 1651 Queen St. E.