Chicago Opera Theater has a contest for a free subscription (for you and a friend) to all three of their spring productions. All you have to do is submit a video telling them why you deserve to com see COT.
I’ve played for COT several times over the past few years, most memorably in their run of Nixon in China by John Adams back in 2006. This was a very cool experience that made me a big fan of that opera.
Anyway, here’s the info from their YouTube page:
Do you love opera? Do you love theatre? Want to experience something bold and cutting-edge? If you answered YES! to any of these questions then this is the contest for you!
Tell us why you want to experience Chicago Opera Theater’s 2009 Spring Festival Season and you could win a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to all 3 operas for you and a friend!
We are giving away 3 pairs of subscriptions and all you have to do to win one is create a video telling us why you deserve to come to Chicago Opera Theater for FREE!.
All entries will be awarded a pair of passes to the final dress rehearsal of Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” on April 16, 2009 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park.
How do we pick a winner? You do!
The 3 videos with the most favorites on April 1, 2009 at 10am (CST) will be the 3 winners!
Make sure to tell your friends to join the group and add your video as a favorite!
Grab a phone, webcam or a video camera and shoot a video to tell us why you deserve to come to Chicago Opera Theater for FREE!
Make sure your video is three (3) minutes or less in length.
Load the video onto your computer.
Go to http://www.youtube.com/group/freeopera
…and here’s a tongue-in-cheek (you’ll see what I mean) video from COT featuring some folks’ recollections of their first time at the, er, opera: