For any fans of the movie Pretty Woman, the thought of opera immediately evokes one image: Julia Robert in a stunning red ball gown. For many first-time opera visitors, the question of what to wear can often be the most stressful part of their preparations. “Do I need to buy a gown to go see Madame Butterfly?” Luckily, the answer at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is a resounding “No!”
From Target maxi dresses to J. Crew jackets to Hugo Boss shoes, any kind of attire is welcome at Opera Theatre. We often describe our guests’ fashion as being similar to a summer wedding, but the truth is that people should feel free to express their own unique style. During the 2017 Festival Season, we have begun to capture the fun range of audience outfits through our “Pop-Up Opera Paparazzi.” Our two most important concerns are that you have fun and feel comfortable!
To browse our images of opera fashionistas, visit our Facebook photo gallery below.