As in previous years, let us meet for lunch before the San Jose matinée event posted on this page: http://www.meetup.com/Opera-Aficionados/events/230874443/
All are welcome, please join us, whether you'll come to the opera or not; but please RSVPS no later than the day before, so that we can call the restaurant with a headcount.
So please RSVP soon.
We ask that you take cash with you to expedite payment at the end of lunch. Count on adding 20% for tip, tax, and group surcharge to your lunch order. If you wish to consume alcohol pay as you order or request a separate bill.
After lunch, let us walk to the theater to attend the free 45-minute introduction given by Larry Hancock, general manager who will share his thoughts on the opera, discuss the plot, characters, composer, and answer questions, greatly enriching our opera-going experience; and then attend the performance.
Please join us, All are welcome, whether you'll be the opera or not.