Miss Mussel is writing a piece about standing room culture and needs to chat with some regulars from opera houses around the world about what it’s like.
You can leave good/bad experiences and tips for new standers/things you’d wished you knew in the comments if you like or email hello [at] theomniscientmussel.com.
In your experience, which opera house has the best standing room?
What kind of people are there? [old, young, rabid fans, casual drop-ins]
Also, if you could mention what houses you stand at and what the sound is like compared to other sections that would be helpful as well.
If you can afford to sit, why do you choose to stand?
And finally, what houses aside from The Met, Covent Garden and Vienna have standing rooms?