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Opera Enchantment

Duration: 5 hours
Budget: $300

This date is all about connecting with your partner through the shared experience of art and culture. Whether you're a seasoned opera-goer or this is your first visit, the transcendent experience of the music, combined with the historic setting, is bound to make this date a memorable one. The date concludes with a delicious dinner in Café Pushkin, a place that breathes history and romance.

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  • Begin your evening by dressing in your finest attire and meeting at the grand Bolshoi Theater. Here, you'll immerse yourselves in a stunning ballet or dramatic opera performance. Enjoy the artistic brilliance of the performers as well as the splendid architecture and history surrounding you.
  • After the show, extend the night of magical romance by heading to Café Pushkin for dinner. This venue is famous not only for its extraordinary menu but also for its ambiance enriched by its connection with the history and literature of Russia.
  • As you enjoy your fine dining experience, discuss the highlights of the performance and how it moved you. You'll find that sharing these artistic experiences will elevate your connection and your conversation, bringing you closer together.

Preparation steps:

  • Book your opera or ballet tickets at the Bolshoi Theater in advance - they are popular and tend to sell-out quickly. Ensure to check what the dress code is for the event and dress accordingly. It's an opportunity to dress up and show off your finest attire.
  • Make reservations at Café Pushkin. Ensure they're for post-show to ink the night with a delicious dinner.
  • Brush up on the opera or ballet you will be watching. Familiarity with the plot can greatly enhance your appreciation of the performance and give you a great topic of conversation for the dinner.

Some tips:

  • Plan to arrive early to the Bolshoi Theatre to appreciate the grand architecture of the theatre and get comfortable in your seats before the performance begins.
  • Although conversation during the performance is generally discouraged, do make sure to quietly share thoughts, impressions, and emotions during the intermission.
  • Dinner at Café Pushkin is a part of the experience. Don’t rush through it. Relish each course while enjoying each other's company, and sharing thoughts about the performance.

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