SF Opera’s 90th Season Gala: Rigoletto

This weekend marked the beginning of SF Opera’s 90th season, which kicked off with Giuseppe Verdi’s classic, Rigoletto. (If you’re not an opera fan, it’s the one that goes like this.) We got down to opening night to see what sort of attire a black tie affair warrants these days. And little surprise, the tux is still de rigeur, gentlemen.

Here’s how it was spun by guests and staff alike:

Still not convinced? For a decidedly less black-tie opera affair, head down to AT&T Park this Saturday for a free live simulcast of Rigoletto at the annual Opera at the Ballpark. Register for your free tickets now.

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David is Wingtip's storyteller. In addition to editing the Modern Gentleman's Blog, he has written for Wax Poetics, The Source, SF Weekly, and the East Bay Express, and others. His inspirations include Rumble Fish, Paul's Boutique, and Balzac. He studied English at the City University of New York at Hunter College and journalism at the University of Southern California. He lives in Berzerkeley with his wife and daughter.

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