Watch this video and answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see Opera North perform either Otello, La Clemenza di Tito or a double bill of La Voix Humaine (starring Lesley Garrett) & Dido and Aeneas, Tue 12 – Sat 16 March:
Q: According to Lesley how many art forms can you expect to see in an Opera?
Entry details: Email your answer to email@example.com. Please include ‘Opera North’ in the subject line of your email. The Twelve Trailers of Christmas competition closes at midnight Sat 5 January 2013*. We will announce the winners on Mon 7 January 2013. Tickets are subject to availability. *Details.
New to opera and not sure if it’s for you?
Read on for tips and opera myths busted!
- It doesn’t cost the earth – tickets start from just £16.
- It’s not all top hats and tails – when you go to a performance you can wear what ever you feel comfortable in.
- Not all opera is ‘serious’ – there are lots of comedies, adventures, romance and more. Opera North also performs operetta (light opera) and musicals.
- You might already recognise the music – hundreds of opera tunes feature in adverts and films which we’re exposed to every day.
- Many operas are sung in English, or if they’re not, there will be surtitles, so you’ll always know what’s going on!
- Opera stories can be emotional, tragic, fantastical and hilarious.
- A huge amount of work goes into the design and production of opera sets and productions – whether you love sumptuous period costumes or bold contemporary sets, there’s something to get excited about at Opera North.
- It’s a hugely exciting theatrical experience – lavish sets and costumes and a huge orchestra and chorus.
- The music heightens your emotional experience – don’t be scared of it!
— Ash Mann (@biglittlethings) January 4, 2013