Trying to expose children to different activities and events. I was surprised they enjoy classical musical & request it to sleep instead of a bedtime story. They seem to be having fun in violin classes hmmm let's see how they enjoy going to an opera. Excitement across their face. We read the summary of story behind Siegfried to kids so have an idea before hand in case they didn't like or understand. It was great atmosphere. The kids enjoyed reading across the stage what happening in each performance and were wowed by all the instruments playing at same time. Variety of souvenirs sold at intermission not only of characters but from Rossini DVDs to children books for example Le Petite Prince/French, El Principito/Spanish, etc.. they were as excited as mommy.