ORIGINAL POST: You say you’re open to opera but not so sure you’ll enjoy it? Fresno Grand Opera wants to get its hands on you. I write about the company’s grand experiment with “Opera Remix,” which plays Thursday, Sept. 10, an evening that brings together classic rock arias (we’re talking Chicago, Queen and Journey) with beloved opera arias. (Even if you don’t recognize the title “Nessun Dorma,” you’re sure to have heard it, and will likely gush at how beautiful it is.) I tell you a lot more about the concert in the cover story of Friday’s 7 section, along with an in-depth look at how the company is trying to expand audiences with new and exciting artistic collaborations and experiences.
Which brings me to our contest: I’m giving away two pairs of tickets to “Opera Remix” at the Tower Theatre to Beehive readers.
To enter, leave a comment on this post answering the following question: If you were stranded on a desert island and had the choice of exactly one song (and one song only) on your conveniently still working iPod with solar recharger — with the choice being either Styx’s “Come Sail Away” or “Quando me’n vo” from Puccini’s “La Boheme,” both of which are on the “Opera Remix” program — which one would you pick?
One entry per person, please. Entries must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. When you enter, please include a valid email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner. I’ll be informing our winners by email on Tuesday, so keep a watch on your inbox.
Only readers who submit a comment on this post or by mail are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee,fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.
Graphic by John Alvin, The Fresno Bee
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