Night at the Opera
Few things go hand in hand in the way that chocolates and roses, wining and dining, or romance and the arts do. Lovebirds who have booked a flight to NYC for an amorous anniversary celebration or vacation can look forward to indulging in a night of love and culture at The Metropolitan Opera House.
The Metropolitan Opera is a centerpiece for opulence and romance. Upon entering the multi-story lobby, travelers will find an array of eleven crystal chandeliers, made to resemble constellations, spreading out in every direction. Winding staircases donned in royal red carpeting were made with women in mind – so they are able to graciously walk up and down the levels wearing heels and long gowns.
Although the Metropolitan Opera opened in 1966, the architecture and design remain relevant for the 21st century. It is actually one of the few places of theatre where audiences still dress to the nines and expect an evening of luxury and class. Couples will revel in the tones of red and gold as they experience the stories of the various operas in the season.
I Puritani is one of the operas of this season. A story of madness and passion, sacrifice and trust, and marriage and love, I Puritani is a timeless love story, told through the art of bel canto. Beautiful and complex, I Puritani will make the lovers in the audience swoon for both the opera and each other.
Date night in NYC is calling for lovers near and far, and anyone planning for next year may consider The Metropolitan Opera for the perfect Valentine’s Day dreamscape. Book your flights to New York City, and book early for a seat at The Metropolitan Opera.
Photo: Diana Damrau as Elvira and Luca Pisaroni as Giorgio in Bellini’s I Puritani. Photo credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera