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Triviata at Traviata

January 20, 2006

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    January 20, 2006
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    Press
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    Opera Carolina News

Triviata at Traviata

Charlotte, NC (January 20, 2006) - Question: Who is the famous Italian composer of La Traviata? Yes, that's right, the one and only Italian opera genius, Giuseppe Verdi. Ok, it was an easy question. There will be other questions – maybe a bit more of a challenge, maybe just for fun— and all questions will test your opera knowledge on January 27 at 6:30 pm at Bistro 100 (bar area). Enjoy a glass of wine and stuffed mushrooms, as the funny and charismatic Jeff Elder, Charlotte Observer's Glad You Asked Columnist, quizzes you with trivia from La Traviata. The Young Professionals of Opera Carolina are hosting this party for 20-35 year olds, and those young at heart. For $50, you and a guest will receive a glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a ticket to La Traviata. Plus, there will be prizes for the trivia winners! For tickets call the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at 704-372-1000, Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. Please mention the Opera Carolina Young Professionals Event to purchase tickets.

Question: What happens if you attend dressed up in costume? That's right, you get in FREE. Attend the Young Professionals party OR the production of Opera Carolina's La Traviata dressed in late 19th century Paris costume (think Les Miserables, but rich!) or dressed in costume based on one of the following movies (all featuring the memorable music from La Traviata): Pretty Woman (based on the story of La Traviata, only Julia Roberts doesn't die in the end!) The Godfather, The Princess Diaries, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, or The Importance of Being Ernest and get in FREE. We want to see IMPRESSIVE costumes to give out free tickets. Offer good for all performances of La Traviata January 26-29 and for the Young Professionals party January 27. To see examples of 19th century dress in Paris or costumes from the movies visit: www.operacarolina.org.

For tickets to La Traviata please visit operacarolina.org or call the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Box office at 704-372-1000, M-Sa 10 am – 6 pm. Tickets are $15-$92.