Ok, it is not the Met,but nothing is. It is an excellent opera company. They have really upgraded the singing in the past 5 years and you can see some of the world's great opera stars perform here. I think the casts are very even as well, so you don't have a stand-out star, with a mediocre supporting cast.
If you like to go to cultural events when you travel and you can get tickets during the season ( Sept-Dec and then June) you will not be disappointed. Besides,the opera house is beautiful. If you are from Europe, don't be shocked at the casual dress of the audience. It ranges from jeans to Armani.
If you are here in September, there are some fun, casual special events like Opera in the Park and Opera at the Ballpark.
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