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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Divas meet Divas: What to wear to the opera?



Our co-worker Jonathan is a true Renaissance man: a body builder who plays saxophone, speaks Croatian and, I recently learned, sings opera! Recently, Jonathan invited me to hear him sing bass in a performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor.Deal Diva Letitia is coming, too, along with both our husbands.

The show is Nov. 20-22 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Regularly priced tickets start at $29.50, but by using the code BRIDE when you register, you can get $69.50 orchestra or mezzanine seats for only $15.00.

So I'm going to the opera for the first time. Whatever shall I wear? No seriously, what do people wear to these things? Gloves? A church hat? A cape? Or should I take my cues from Flava Flav?

Perhaps not. Opera singers are the original Divas, so I want to get this right. Here's what five celebs wore to the Sept. 21 season opening of New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Actor Leelee Sobieski showed off her baby bump in this red-hot number.


If Forever 21 and Chico's had a baby, the result would be this flowy frock worn by actor Joy Bryant.


New York socialite Julie Macklowe looked like she was going to a birthday party... for Pamela Anderson.


Martha Stewart got into a fight with her glitter pen. And lost.


Opera soprano Renee Fleming, who must know a thing or two about dressing for these occasions, chose a black and white gown. I think I know where I can find something like that.


Deal Diva Dalia

(Photos: Getty Images)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:21pm]


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