Thursday, November 4, 2010

Outrageous Opera Video Contest

It's National Opera Week, a week dedicated to bringing opera to a wider audience and showing them what it's all about - as well as the fact that anyone can enjoy opera!

One of many activities going on at MOT this week is our "Outrageous Opera Video Contest." We want your most creative, most outlandish ideas about opera put on YouTube!

Can your dog sing opera? Can you belt out an aria, but only in the shower? All musical styles are welcome, but submissions must be opera-related.

All you have to do is make a video, upload it to YouTube, and send us the link. If you win, you'll receive box seats to La Bohème at the Detroit Opera House, and dinner before the performance at the Cadillac Café. To enter, send us your link before Monday, Nov. 8.

Need some inspiration? Check out Bugs Bunny.

In addition to this contest, the Detroit Opera House is holding a free open house on Saturday, Nov. 6. Come down to tour seldom-seen parts of our home, including backstage areas and the costume and makeup shops; you can even walk on the stage!

Also, be sure to check out singers from our upcoming production of La Bohème at the DIA's Friday Night Live! series, this Friday at the Detroit Institute of Arts at 7 & 8:30 p.m.Celebrate opera, Detroit!