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Choosing and Buying Opera Glass

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Choosing and Buying Opera Glasses

Opera tend to have a reputation for snobbishness and pampering to the upper class. That is not true and you can enjoy any opera performance if you so desire. The tickets are not the most expensive either. If you are looking for an effect like you will get from Britney Spears concert, that will not happen. If you have never attended an opera, you should put it on your list of things to do before you die. Opera is basically a musical but the singing is not like the Grease or Mama Mia musical. That doesn't mean it is boring. You have to understand what is happening in order to enjoy going to the opera. You can read up about some famous operas and try to get a feeling for the theatrical performance. If you can tag along with a friend who knows a little more about the opera scene, you will likely feel more at ease and just do like the Romans when in Rome.

Because of the design of most opera theatres, you will not be sitting in the front sit. By the way Royalties don't sit in the front. This is not a rock concert and that can be seen from what is on offer. The distance and the setup of the stage might require what is commonly used by those who like opera, the Opera Glass. The opera glass is like a binocular but designed to be used indoors. If you already have a binocular and you plan to take that along with you, please refrain from do so. You are not going hunting or bird watching. You will need a true and authentic opera glass.

Choosing and Buying Opera Glasses: What to look for

Sharp image: There is nothing worse than getting blurry focus from your opera glass. That is an important aspect of choosing and buying an opera glass. If your opera glass is blurry you will end up frustrated or with a headache at the end of the performance. You want your opera glass to give you sharp images and good focus.

Light weight: Sport is good and getting good exercise is just as important. However, exercising and carrying a heavy opera glass is not part of the deal. The lighter the opera glass the better. Remember you will have to carry it around with you during the recess and the performance.

Elegance: If you have ever seen an opera performance on the TV or in films, you would have noticed how elegant people are dressed. You need to make sure your opera glass fits well with your look. You want to ooze class but not overkill your admirers. There are various opera glasses that have gold trimmings or that are completely elegant in silver.

Foldable: Once the opera performance is over, you want to be able to neatly fold your opera glass away. That is why you need to make sure your opera glass is just the right size and that you can fold it when not in use.

Brands: You will see many brands like Aida opera glass or Carmen opera glass. These branding of opera glass with famous opera like Aida and Carmen are just a marketing ploy. You don't have to go for those brands. There are many more opera glass you can buy that are just as good.

Casing: It is always nice to have a little protective case for your opera glass. That will help make your glass last longer. It also means you can hide your glass in the case without drawing on needed attention.

Should you buy an opera glass?

You might be reticent if you don't go the opera that often. You want to be able to get your money's worth from using your opera glass. That is why using your opera glass is not limited to opera performance. You can use your opera glass in other theatres or in concerts where the distance is further from the stage.

How much do opera glasses cost?

You can get a decent opera glass for $30 to $50. For example, the Barska AB10190 Blueline opera glass costs $40 and can be bought at Amazon, OperaGlasses, i-Market and Optics4Birding. As you can see, an investment of less than $50 is worth the money.


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Oct 4, 2010 9:45pm
Deborah-Diane
The opera glasses in your photo are so charming! Great article!
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