"at the Opera"
Royal Opera House
Creative Commons AttributionRoyal Opera House - Credit: Burningphotography, Flickr
The second half of the 19th century was a golden age of opera, with new works by Wagner, Verdi and Puccini.  An evening at the opera became a regular feature of upper class social life.

In London, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden was – and remains – the leading operatic venue.  Rebuilt after a fire in 1857, it seats 2,268 people, making it one of the largest opera houses in the world.

Listen on Spotify:

The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini