Glyndebourne’s new general director Sebastian Schwarz tells the Times he’s relaxed about how people turn up to the black-tie opera festival:
I would never turn away someone in jeans and a leather jacket, but nor do I think it’s elitist to dress up. The more special you feel, the more special will be the experience. And these days there are many more ways to dress up stylishly and flamboyantly and reflect your personality. Why not imitate what’s happening on the stage? You don’t necessarily have to put on a baroque wig, though wouldn’t that be a lovely sight on the lawn?’
Something like these guys, taking during Washington DC’s current Ring?
photo (c) Marianna Gray