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This New Initiative Is Making It Less Daunting to Go to the Opera Alone

Opera Australia is now offering discounted tickets and exclusive pre-show drinks and nibbles sessions for solo opera fans in Sydney and Melbourne.
By Libby Curran
March 12, 2019
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This New Initiative Is Making It Less Daunting to Go to the Opera Alone

Opera Australia is now offering discounted tickets and exclusive pre-show drinks and nibbles sessions for solo opera fans in Sydney and Melbourne.
By Libby Curran
March 12, 2019
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If you haven't done it before, flying solo can be a little daunting — especially to something like the opera. But, hey, you shouldn't have to miss out on indulging your operatic passions just because your mates aren't huge Puccini fans.

That's presumably why Opera Australia has come up with a nifty solution for its solo guests. The new initiative, named Opera for One, offers a a special package for those going it alone at select Sydney and Melbourne shows. No more standing awkwardly in the foyer before the performance or during interval, wishing you had someone to dissect the show with.

Under the new scheme, solo punters will get access to a discounted B Reserve ticket (at a tidy 10 percent off), then kick off their evening at a complimentary pre-show drinks and nibbles session. An expert from Opera Australia's creative team will give a casual talk about the show and you'll have the chance to mingle with other solo opera fans, before heading in to take your seats together. To help take some of the edge off, guests will also score a handy guide before the show, packed with conversation starters, information about your chosen opera and insights into what you can expect on the night.

If you're keen to give it a whirl, Opera for One is currently taking bookings for a handful of Sydney and Melbourne shows. NSW fans can see the likes of the compelling Salome or Puccini's Turandot, while Melburnians can access Il Viaggio a Reims, Mozart's Così fan tutte, and beloved classic Rigoletto.

Published on March 12, 2019 by Libby Curran

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