#Operaplot 2011 Prize Pool

The #Operaplot prize pool is now closed to new entries. In order to win one of these fabulous prizes, you need to play the #operaplot game on Twitter, which finishes at 11:59 EDT of Friday, April 15th.


Opera Memphis is pleased to offer a musical Memphis package. Winners will be get to experience the best of both worlds with this fantastic opera and rock ‘n roll extravaganza. House of the Dead as Jailhouse Rock – what’s not to love?

  • A pair of season tickets to the Opera Memphis 2011-12 season. (3 productions)
  • 1 Night at the luxurious Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis/li>
  • 2 tickets to Graceland – Elvis!
  • 2 tickets to Sun Studios – the birthplace of rock ‘n roll

Canadian Opera Company — a pair of tickets to Ariadne auf Naxos with Jane Archibald and Alice Coote (30th April to 29th May) plus a pair of tickets to The Opera Exchange on 14th May

It may snow a lot up there but the opera must go on. Edmonton Opera would like to offer a pair of premium tickets to their October 2011 productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci.

Opéra de Montréal is offering a pair of tickets in first class category for any one of their 2011/12 show. The line-is top secret at the moment but will be reveal at the season launch on 20th April.

vancouver-operaVancouver Opera — Who wants to be in America? a pair of tickets to their new co-production of West Side Story which is on stage between 22nd-29th October 2011.

The Atlanta Opera would like to offer 2 tickets to any performance in our upcoming 2011-2012 season (Lucia di Lammermoor, The Golden Ticket, or Don Giovanni), a VIP backstage tour of the Cobb Energy Centre, 2 passes to the Intermezzo Salon, and a custom photograph from the production they are attending.

Austin Lyric Opera– a pair of top tix to any opera in their upcoming 25th anniversary season. Choice of Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor and Turandot.

[Anyone know a good joke or have some cool facts about Austin? I have to fill in this space because the logo is square and it will wreck the alignment if I leave this blank.]

Update: Reader Gregory writes to say that Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony. They live under a bridge crossing the Colorado River. Who knew?

Boston Lyric Opera would like to offer a pair of tickets to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring Susanna Phillips and British baritone Andrew Shore along with a stellar young American cast. David Angus will conduct his first show as BLO’s new Music Director. (April 29 – May 10, 2011).

Central City Opera in Colorado is offering two tickets to a performance of the North American premiere of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula. Winners may choose from performances on July 7, 15, 29; August 2 or 4.

Chicago Opera Theater is please to put a pair of season’s tickets into the prize pool. 2012 productions include Shostakovich’s operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki as chosen by COT fans, Handel’s Teseo and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Cincinnati Opera — a pair of tickets to see The Flowering Tree, starring your #Operaplot judge Mr. Eric Owens as the Storyteller. (30th June & 2nd July)

Fort Worth Opera would like to offer 2 orchestra tickets to any performance of Julius Caesar (May 28 & June 5, 2011) PLUS a $40 Sundance Square gift card, good at any restaurant, specialty shop or other services located in Sundance Square – the most exciting downtown area in Texas. No bats here though.

ALSO — submit an opera plot for the 2011 Fort Worth Opera Festival production The Mikado, and their favourite one will receive two orchestra tickets to any Mikado performance & a FW Opera recyclable tote bag.

Houston Grand Opera is pleased to offer two premium orchestra seats to their a production in their forthcoming 2011/12 season. Choice of: The Barber of Seville, Fidelio, La Traviata, The Rape of Lucretia, Don Carlos or Mary Stuart.

Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City would like to offer 2 tickets to the world premiere of Dark Sisters, a new opera by composer Nico Muhly with a libretto by Stephen Karam. (11th-17th November) For more about the opera visit www.darksistersopera.org.

Long Beach Opera is delighted to offer two tickets to their upcoming production of Shostakovich’s rarely-performed operetta Moscow Cherry Town. Dates are 15, 18 and 22nd May.

Los Angeles Opera is pleased to add a pair of tickets plus dinner. The rest of the details are top secret at the moment but rest assured, all will be revealed shortly.

Madison Opera would like to offer a pair of tickets to any production from the upcoming 2011-2012 season (to be announced April 18th). Come to Wisconsin for the beer and cheese; stay for the opera!

The Metropolitan Opera in New York (obvs) is pleased to offer a pair of tickets to Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice starring David Daniels and Kate Royal on 14th May, the last night of the 2010/11 season.

Bonus: It’s the Mark Morris production from 2007, so in addition to mad Baroque vocal stylings and a killer orchestra, there will be dancers.

First-time Operaplotters Nashville Opera would like to add a pair of tickets to any 2011/2012 season performance. Choice of La Traviata, Pagliacci and Girl of the Golden West

#Operaplot is branching out to the concert stage for the first time with this great prize offer from the New York Philharmonic. Winners can choose either a pair of top tickets to see the in-concert performance of The Cunning Little Vixen from June 22nd-25th or a pair to hear Deborah Voigt in recital from June 9th – 11th.

Portland Opera would like to offer a pair of center orchestra seats for the opening night performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, November 4th.

San Diego Opera is pulling out all the stops this time round and offering a chance to meet and eat enormous cakes with opera singer Danielle de Niese.

The prize pack includes: 2 premium orchestra level tickets to the Friday, March 16, 2012 performance of Don Pasquale, as well as a pre-opera backstage tour that will include a private CD signing with Danielle. After the opera we’ll have a private post-performance coffee/dessert with Danielle for the winner and guest and the rest of the cast.

Correction:A previous version of this prize pack identified the cakes as tiny. They will, in fact, be enormous.

San Francisco Opera is please to offer a pair of premium tickets to any opera in their 2011/12 season. Winners may choose from Turandot, Heart of a Soldier, Don Giovanni, Xerxes, Carmen, Nixon in China, Attila, and The Magic Flute.

Washington National Opera — a pair of premium seats to any performance of WNO’s upcoming production of Iphigénie en Tauride, with Plácido Domingo and Patricia Racette, May 6-28.


Buxton is a small former spa town in the North West of England. They also happen to have a cracking arts festival each summer. Buxton Festival would like to offer a pair of tickets to their production of Mark Anthony Turnage’s opera Greek on either 14th July or 25th July.

English National Opera would like to add a box for 4 for the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys at the Colosseum in London. Dates TBD but the show is on at the end of June.

English opera house Glyndebourne is delighted to offer a pair of tickets to their performance of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw on Tuesday 23rd August. In addition to great opera, there are also sheep and an enormous dinner interval perfect for a picnic on the lawn.

Manchester International Festival is an biannual festival of new commissions across all arts genres.

MIF would like to offer the winner one pair of tickets to Doctor Dee (2, 3, 5, 6, 7 or 8 July), a new work by Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris AND one pair for Die Walkure / The Madness of an Extraordinary Plan.

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in a concert performance of Die Walkure, preceded by a new dramatic prologue written by Gerard McBurney and directed by Neil Bartlett. It is performed over two nights, Fri 15 (The Madness + Act 1) & Sat 16 July (Acts 2 & 3), so the winner will get a pair to both nights.

Opera Australia is excited to add 2 premium tickets to either La Bohème or La Traviata at either the Sydney Opera House or The Arts Centre in Melbourne to the prize pool.

No matter which venue you choose, the winner will also get 2 interval drinks [FREE BOOZE] and a signed program. Result!

Opera Theatre Ireland is back in the game for the second year. They are delighted to offer a pair of tickets to an Autumn 2011 show of the winner’s choosing.

Opera Queensland — two A-Reserve tickets to any opera production in Opera Queensland’s 2011 season. The winner will also get interval drinks [MORE FREE BOOZE] and programs. [In Oz and the UK usually you have to pay for programs]

Scottish Opera is please to offer a pair of tickets to any opera in their upcoming season in any of the venues they visit in Scotland next year. Details of the upcoming season are still top-secret but feel free to check their website obsessively for details.

Choice of The Girl Of The Golden West, Cosi fan tutte and Tosca

Another company new to #operaplot this year! The Welsh National Opera is pleased to offer a pair of tickets to any opera in their 2011/2012 season in any of the venues they visit next year. Details on their website.


This year’s record label partner is EMI Classics. The following are available for prizewinners who prefer them over tickets. Click the image for more details.

Also on offer – a Diva Divo t-shirt signed by Joyce herself. Huzzah!
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    • Miss Mussel

      Ah, this was published by accident. It’s just the frame of the page – I haven’t added the prizes in yet. Hope to sort that out for tomorrow. Rest assured….there are prizes!

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