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I recently visited the Dallas Opera for the first time, and it was one of the most well thought out venues. It's breathtaking architecture and designs inside and out made me feel like I was at a royal event. The greeters and ushers were everywhere to ensure that everyone was welcomed and made comfortable, also to make sure that everyone found their way to their assigned seat. 
Once I walked into the Opera House, I was greeted and directed to the ticket counter where the ticket agents met me. The ticket agents were very patient and kind, they explained which way I should start my visit and pointed out who to ask for help if I needed anything. I can see why the ticket agents make sure each visitor knows who to go to for any assistance. In the Dallas Opera House, there are small beverage and snack areas that serve delicious snacks and a variety of beverages such as sodas and wine and many more options (those just happen to be my first choices when deciding what to drink). They offer these snacks and beverages in case someone is hungry or wants to snack while socializing during intermission. Anyone can take their item outside or stay inside and socialize at the tables that are lined up outside on each of the floors.
If anyone chooses to go outside for some fresh air, the venue has beautiful designs such as the walkways, water fountains and the landscape you feel like you are in a scene of a play where you can sit and chat or simply just stare at the sky. The buildings surrounding the opera house are so well lite and so wonderfully distracting due to the number of colors that each surrounding building puts out. It's easily simple to lose track of time that is left in intermission because the view is so spectacular, but never fear The Dallas Opera House ushers will come out and remind you that there are a certain number of minutes left of intermission remaining.
Once everyone got situated with ordering their drinks and socializing, there is a lecture that's given in a conference room down the hall by the ticket counter. When I visited the name of the lecture was called "The Joy and Ronald Mankoff Pre-Opera Talk." This lecture was so helpful especially since it was my first time at an opera. It was very informative and gave me a summary of what to expect of the performance and gave me clues to pay attention to that would intensify the story line. After the lecture, I had about twenty minutes to head to my seat or take a restroom break.
I cannot stress enough of how attentive the ushers and greeters are. Once I headed out of the conference, there were ushers and greeters everywhere to make sure I made it to my seat in time. Which is perfect for someone that likes to look around and socialize without this guidance offered I would be late getting to my seat or lost somewhere in the building. Once I returned to my seat, the venue began to fill up quickly with guests that dressed elegant and poised. When looking at the stage, I noticed a screen above the stage that had the words of the performance; this was excellent for those that want to hear the powerful voice of the opera singer and understand what is going on at the same time.
On this visit, the performance was called " The turn of the screw" based on the novel by Henry James. For this being my first time at an Opera, this was an outstanding performance. The stage design was incredible, and the cast voices were immaculate. I would highly recommend everyone to visit the amazing Dallas Opera House!

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