#Operaplot 2010 Prize Pool

The way this works (in case you weren’t around last year) is that the prizes are all put into the pool and the five winners get to choose which one they want. This helps mitigate the small problem of opera houses not being portable.

Press: this list will be updated as prizes are added to the pool. The pool closes when the contest begins on Monday April 26th.

Click on the logo to add the houses to your Twitter feed.

This year’s headlining partner is Opera Theatre Company from Dublin.
* A pair of tickets to The Marriage of Figaro (7th May to 2nd June)
* 3 nights accommodation, including at least 2 nights in Dublin at an O’Callaghan Hotel
* Up to 1000€ to cover flights


Seattle Opera is delighted to offer two (2) orchestra level seats to any performance of our world premiere production of AMELIA. (8th – 22nd May 2010)

This prize pack also includes admission to the pre-performance lecture and post-show Q&A with General Director Speight Jenkins.

Oregonians: 2 opening night tickets to The Barber of Seville (May 7, 2010), one night at the Hotel Modera and a $50 gift certificate for dining at the Nel Centro restaurant.

Good luck!

San Francisco Opera Swag alert! San Francisco Opera is offering a pair of tickets to one of our Summer Season performances and a San Francisco Opera tote bag.

Choice of:
Faust (5th June to 1st July)
Girl of the Golden West (9th June to 2nd July),
or Die Walkure (10th-30th June)

A newcomer to #Operaplot this year, Opera San Jose is contributing a night on the town consisting of

  • a $75 gift certificate to have dinner at Il Fornaio,
  • and two tickets to see a performance of our final production of the ’09-’10 season, Puccini’s La Rondine (May 1, 2, 4,7 or 9).

OperaSJ also has an additional promotion going for their favourite Tweet about an opera in their 2010/11 season. That winner gets a pair of tickets to the opening Sunday performance of Anna Karenina (September 12th). Follow Opera San Jose for more details.

The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to contribute a pair of tickets to a 2010 production. Choices are: Madame Butterfly, The Magic Flute, The Tales of Hoffmann, Life is a Dream or Albert Herring

The Atlanta Opera is offering a VIP pass, which includes the following:

  • 2 tickets to a 2010-11 season production (Boheme, Porgy & Bess, Cosi Fan Tutte).
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  • complementary valet parking

  • dinner for 2 at MANGIA!
  • passes to Intermezzo, our VIP intermission lounge

The Minnesota Opera is contributing a pair of tickets to any 2010/2011 production. Choice of: Orpheus and Eurydice | Cinderella | Mary Stuart | La traviata | The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Win a pair of premium Golden Tickets to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s world premiere production of THE GOLDEN TICKET on June 22 or 24, with chocolates from KaKao, St. Louis’s premier chocolatier!

Alternate dates may be available.

Golden Ticket commissioner American Lyric Theater NYC is offering a framed excerpt from the score signed by composer Peter Ash, librettist Donald Sturrock, and bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch (Willy Wonka) for their favourite tweet relating to that opera.

The Fort Worth Opera Festival is pleased to contribute a pair of orchestra-level tickets to any show in their 2010 season.

Choice of:
Don Giovanni
Elixir of Love
Before Night Falls, world premiere


The Edmonton Opera is happy to add 2 opening night tickets for La Bohème on October 23rd, and a two night stay at the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe for the weekend to the prize pool.

A pair of tickets to the world premiere of of Lillian Alling (October 16, 19, 21, 23, 2010) at the Vancouver Opera are yours to discover if you’re an #operaplot winner.

It’s about a woman who was so homesick for Russia, she walked from NYC. With her feet. Now there’s an #operaplot.

The K-W Symphony, Miss Mussel’s local band are on board with a pair of tickets to Carmina Burana on 28th or 29th May.


Opera Australia is on board again this year to represent Southern Hemisphere operaplotters.

Opera Australia is pleased to offer 2 premium tickets to any performance in our 2010 season at the Sydney Opera House, or at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. For information on performance dates and times, visit our website www.opera-australia.org.au. Travel costs not included.


This year’s headlining partner is Opera Theatre Company from Dublin. They were the first house to sign on and they did so with a bang.
* A pair of tickets to The Marriage of Figaro (7th May to 2nd June)
* 3 nights accommodation, including at least 2 nights in Dublin at an O’Callaghan Hotel
* Up to 1000€ to cover flights

The Scottish Opera, based in Edinburgh, is putting a pair of tickets to any show from the 2010/11 season into the pool. The season has not been announced as of yet. Stay tuned.

The Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam is please to add two tickets to their World Premiere Production of A Dog’s Heart or another 2009/2010 season performance to the prize pool.

Dog’s Heart -7th to 29th June | Turandot 7th to 30th May | Don Chisciotte 20th – 27th June

[Maybe you can go to a café after and have some brownies…*ahem*]

Into the pool goes a 4-person box at the Coliseum for the spring production of Idomeneo courtesy of English National Opera. Available dates are 23rd June-9th July.

ENO is also running a side promotion where they will give a special prize to their five favourite tweets about operas in their current or upcoming season. Options are: Idomeneo | Don Giovanni | Tosca | The Pearl Fishers | Cinderella | Faust | The Makropulos Case | Radamisto | A Dog’s Heart | La Boheme


Ok – some major disc prizes here that should fill any holes in your collection. Especially if you like Wagner. If you don’t, you may like one of these.

Choose one of:

  • The Complete Mozart Operas (44 CD set)
  • Wagner: The Ring DVD set (the Boulez anniversary from Bayreuth)
  • Wagner: The Ring (the classic Decca Solti 14 CD capbox set)
  • Wagner: The Great Operas from The Bayreuth Festival (33 CDs)
  • Haydn: The Operas (Dorati – 20 CD set)


    • Miss Mussel

      Ah, wouldn’t we all. Guinness straight from the source is surely one of life’s great pleasures. I’m working on a guide for beginners to be posted sometime this weekend.

      I’ll email you when it’s up just in case you didn’t check notify in the comments.

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