If you balk at the idea of dropping three big bills to see Carmen or La bohème, here’s a concept you can probably get behind.
LoftOpera is a Brooklyn outfit that performs big operatic works for a flat $20 fee, in a loft far from the trappings of stage lights and glitzy opera houses. LoftOpera’s audience will tip back on beers, socialize between sets, and fiddle with their phones to see which fellow concertgoers show up as Tinder matches.
As we see more organizations getting by on a whim and a prayer, start-ups like LoftOpera will swoop in to fill in the gaps. There’s no substitute for the full-company, orchestra-backed Ring Cycle, but for casual fans and spendthrifts LoftOpera might be just the ticket.