The New York City Opera is starting a new initiative to help rejuvenate the opera
-going experience. After select performances throughout the 2010-2011 season the fourth ring of the David H. Koch Theater will be turned into a lounge with drinks and live music inspired by the performances
. "We wanted to re-energize the experience of going to the opera," said the company's general manager and artistic director, George Steel. And it is truly considered part of the experience as the after-show gatherings will be offered free to all ticket holders.
The program is called ACT 4
and the first installment will take place on November 4th following Leonard Berstein's "A Quiet Place." The acapella group Blue Ribbon Glee Club will perform and the featured cocktail will be named "Garden Party" after an extended garden scene in the show.