Went to the opera this past weekend at the George R. Brown convention center... Hurricane Harvey apparently damaged their normal theater, so they're calling this the resilience theater. It is literally bleachers set up with black curtains around them to give the idea that you're sitting in the dark opera house.
First problem encountered: Their ticketing email is still sending the wrong email, or no emailed ticket at all.
Second problem: We sat at almost the top row in the middle, paid a good bit for seats and we couldn't even see the supratitles because there was tons of lighting that was hanging down in front of it.. again because they were in their make-shift opera house.
Third problem: (we didn't encounter it, but at least 10 people in front and around us did..) They sold DUPLICATE seats. The couple ahead of us were sitting patiently and another couple walked up and said "um, you're in our seats." Come to find out, they had the exact same tickets.. and then it happened again and again in front of us where there were multiple people with the same seats on their ticket.
We saw La Traviata and left quite early because we couldn't see the supra titles and ended up getting quite lost in the show, so if you go, wait until they're back at the opera house. They really are trying to put on a good show and it's unfortunate for the cast to have to pay for the hurricane's damages..
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