Win a Tempo Membership with Two Tickets to the entire MN Opera 2011-2012 Season

Tuesday, September 6

On Saturday, September 17, Tempo members and friends will attend Opera Tasting 2011: Pouring out from the Heavens. If YOU were to create your own “opera tasting,” what would it sound like?

In the comment section below, create your own season of 3-operas, listing who would direct each opera (John Waters? Hideo Nakata?) and a theme for the setting of each opera.  Be creative and feel free to list as much detail as you would like!
Ex. 1. Hideo Nakata directs La Traviata set in a Burmese brothel; 2. Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs Tristan und Isolde set in Cinderella's Castle in Disneyland Paris; and 3. John Waters directs The Girl of the Golden West set in a moon-colony. 
Get your friends to participate too! If we receive ten entries, we will draw one winner for a FREE Tempo membership with two opening night tickets for each opera in the 2011-2012 Minnesota Opera season.

Each individual may only enter once by creating their opera season in the comment section, below.  After you have commented, you must also email your answer with your contact information to Only entries that are both commented on in the Tempo blog and emailed to Tempo will be eligible for the drawing.  Participants must be 21-39 years of age to enter.

The contest begins TODAY and will end on Monday, September 12, 2011. The winning entry will be randomly selected and presented at Opera Tasting on Saturday September 17. You need not attend Opera Tasting on September 17, 2011 in order to win.

Ready? Set? GO OPERA!


Ghost and Dragon September 6, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

1. Hayao Miyazaki directing Madame Butterfly on the back of a clockwork tortoise. The cast would be clockwork, as well, in shades of grey, purple, and deep green.
2. Terry Jones directing Pirates of Penzance on a 3-acre trampoline. 'Nuff said.
3. Steven Spielburg directing Cardillac in the Giant Crystal Cave, the cave being a perfect setting for an opera about a psychotic jeweller. The costumes would be required to be climate-controlled moon suits, but I think those could be dolled up a bit, and with the distraction of 50 foot long crystals in the scenery, who would notice?

mabernabo September 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM  

1) Der Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Lawrence Olivier, set during the Cold War
2) Faust, direct by Simon Cowell, set during a season of American Idol
3) Carmen, direct by Clint Eastwood, set during a season of NASCAR Racing

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