#WIN tickets to see @Opera_North: On the eleventh day of Christmas @The_Lowry gave to me #lowryxmas12

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 competitions@thelowry.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!

Answer all Twelve Trailers of Christmas correctly and you’ll be entered into a special prize draw for a pair of tickets to next year’s Christmas show – War Horse.

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