I went to the opera for the first time, at the behest of my girlfriend. It was awesome. I wore a suit and everything, since it was opening night (and suits are required or whatever).
If you've never been, you should go. And take me along. I travel light. Here's a quote from the Denver Post's review of the Cinderella performance I saw:
Pacing is everything in this meticulously interwoven production, and conductor Timothy Long could hardly handle it more adroitly, with lively, spot-on tempos that kept the action — and the comedy — whizzing along.
It was totally whizzy.
(Photo credit: Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post)