Co-Chairs Francois Sztuke and Kristjan Hayden, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography.
We always prefer to surround ourselves with true opera buffs who can help enrich the experience.
Opera stories are rich in plot and history. It helps to have a good sense of the background context so you can totally get swept away by the music.
Most operas tend to end tragically - don't expect it to work out in the end.
Opera socials pair perfectly with fine wines and top cuisine. Come early to hang out with the group, have a cocktail (or three) and bond with other Ensemble Circle members.
Sit where you can see both the stage and the orchestra. It's like the symphony and theatre all rolled into one!
Don't be nervous about the language barrier - our SURTITLES™ are here to help!
Opera stirs up our emotions and gets us excited about life - perfect for romance.
We like to get fancy, but our group is an equal opportunity flair zone.
Feel free to share any and all opinions on singers you loved or costumes you thought were overkill. We at the EC love a healthy debate and everyone's feelings are celebrated!
This art form hasn't survived because it's mediocre! Opera will always be one of humanity's most important artistic expressions. Allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and power of it all.