Midge Woolsey, WQXR Host
Midge Woolsey's grounding in opera and musical theater led her to become a producer and host for public television and radio, proudly serving the tristate community with her soothing presence for over 30 years.
I’m looking forward to seeing Madama Butterfly at New York City Opera this Friday night with a special group of WQXR Opera Lovers. Naturally, I’ve been thinking about what to wear.
There was a time when going to the opera was considered to be a formal event. And, everyone dressed accordingly. Nowadays, anything goes. You even see jeans and t-shirts at the opera.
On the one hand, I love the fact that some people are comfortable enough with the music to dress casually. But, I find that I’m distracted if I’m too underdressed. I’m certainly not suggesting a black tie requirement at every performance. But, a well dressed audience can actually add to the experience in a special way, don’t you think?