What to wear to the opera? Nothing’s changedmain
The Telegraph has run a slightly queasy feature titled ‘What to wear for a stylish night at the opera’ (as distinct from the usual dowdy nights).
So far as I can see not much has changed in half a century, but a quick search leads me to this busily entertaining debate on the ROH website, where one patron advises ‘put your good jeans and that nice shirt of yours on’ and another sniffs: ‘If people can afford the eye-watering Opera prices – and, to a lesser extent, the cost of a ballet ticket – they can afford to dress sufficiently well not to cause offence. ‘