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Tweet to Win 2 Orchestra Level Tickets for Romeo et Juliette Opening Performance!

R&J Tweets

Who wants a pair of orchestra level tickets to Gonoud’s Roméo et Juliette starring Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo, Nino Machaidze as Juliette, and conducted by Placido Domingo?

So, how creative can you be in 140 characters or less? Funny, irreverent, serious… all are fair game, just be clever, creative and have fun! Be sure to use the #RJ140 hashtag and @replies so we see your tweets! (Learn more about @ replies on Twitter here .)

But first, a little housekeeping:

• LA Opera’s #RJ140 Tweet Contest begins Friday, October 28 at 8am and ends Sunday, October 30 at midnight. Winner will be announced in our November 1 newsletter and notified via Direct Message on Twitter.

• Don’t use multiple accounts to enter. It’s against Twitter’s rules and could get all your Twitter accounts suspended. Anyone found using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

• Don’t post duplicate, or near duplicate, updates. This is also a violation of Twitter’s rules and jeopardizes search quality. In other words, if you post the same thing over and over, your tweet may not show up in search. And if we don’t see it, you aren’t entered into the contest.

• The prize is for two (2) orchestra level tickets only, transportation is not included.

Now go forth and tweet the story of woe between Juliette and her Roméo! Good luck!


Young Professionals: Win a trip to Montréal!

 LA Opera's Young Professionals group, ARIA, has announced today a contest to win an all-inclusive trip to Montréal to see Opéra de Montréal’s production of Turandot and invitation to the company's Young Associates events.  The trip will take place May 16-18, 2014 and two winners will be draw - each receiving a pair of tickets to the opera, airfare, hotel accommodations and more.

New and exisiting ARIA members who renew or purchase a 2014/15 Season ARIA package or Full Season Subscription (Series C) are automatically entered in a drawing for the prize.* 

Renewals/purchases must be made by April 4, 2014.

Click here for more details



Enjoy Yourself! A student's impression of Operalia

Guest blogger Ellie Johnson, a 10th grader and Amabassor in LA Opera’s 90012 program, shares her impression of this year's Operalia finale.


Opera Buddies 

L-R: Ellie Johnson, Muse Lee, Spencer Hart, Sarah Toutounchian

 

Like many 15 year olds, I love spending time with my friends gossiping and gushing about the latest episode of “Sherlock.”  However, I also love opera and watching opera competitions.  When I heard LA Opera was making tickets available for Opera Camp members to attend Operalia at a discounted price,  I literally died on the inside from happiness.  Immediately, I texted my two opera buddies.

When August 30th arrived, I kept looking at the clock to see if it was too early to start getting ready.  The car ride felt too long as I daydreamed about the greatest singers in the world.  Waiting outside of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, I spotted one of my music teachers, Mrs. Manfredi.  As we exchanged simple chit chat and excited comments about the competition,  I learned this competition might never be in Los Angeles again.  It dawned on me this might be the only time I could see Operalia. LIVE. After finding Opera Camp buddies and reminiscing about the summer show, the bell rang for Operalia to start. I hurried over to my seat, through door 31.  

I wish I could write about my experience watching the competition, but it would take up at least 20 pages.  So, I will write about the singers I voted for:  Joshua Guerrero singing "Torna ai felici di" from Le Villi, and Amanda Woodbury singing "A vos jeux, mes amis"from Hamlet.

I’m sure Joshua does not remember me, but I performed with him in LA Opera’s community opera, Jonah and the Whale.  It was exciting to see a familiar face on stage. Once he took that first breath and started singing, I could hardly contain my excitement, because he was singing the exact song he performed in a Master Class I attended a year a half ago!  I was practically shoving the binoculars into my eye sockets so I could see his face.  

Sorry Joshua, but I have to say, I liked Amanda’s performance the most. Watching the emotion she brought onto stage is what I hope to bring every time I sing a role. Her quality and power are definitely one of a kind.  

Before the final winners were announced, we watched a video about Operalia that included interviews from past winners.  I will never forget what Placido Domingo told Joyce DiDonato before going on stage when she won in 1998… “Enjoy yourself!”  I did enjoy myself at my first Operalia, and I hope this isn’t my last.