dateFebruary 21, 2006
categoryOpera Carolina News
Win a pair of designer shoes!
Charlotte, NC - Queen Charlotte's Prince is looking for the woman who lost her shoe at the ball. He invites all Charlotte women on Wednesday, March 8th from 11:30 – 2:00 pm at the corner of Trade and Tryon in front of the sculptural disk to try on the designer shoes. Prince Charming will attempt to reunite the lost shoes with anyone who is willing to try them on.
Here's how it works: if you sit in the throne to try on the designer shoes, you instantly receive a pair of tickets (limited supply) to opening night of Cinderella, Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm. If the shoe fits, you receive the tickets, plus a tiara. The tiara is important. Wear the tiara on opening night, and we will pick at random one woman out of the many wearing tiaras. At intermission, one lucky Cinderella will be announced to win the pair of designer shoes, delivered by Prince Charming and accompanied by music, roses and champagne; her own Cinderella story!
And there is more. DRESS OP! Anyone who attends opening night dressed ready for the "ball" gets in FREE. That means bring out your tiaras, tuxes, full-length silk ball gowns, glass slippers, and horse drawn carriages, it is time to go to the ball, Cinderella is in town. We want to see IMPRESSIVE costumes in order to give out free tickets. Attend dressed OP on Saturday and Sunday and receive two tickets for the price of one.
For those not attending in costume, please call the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at (704) 372-1000 Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm for tickets to Cinderella.
Promotional photos of glass slipper (not the designer shoe) and princess available for Cinderella promotion at operacarolina.org/photos_media.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Cinderella is in Charlotte beginning March 9. Watch this beautiful heroine enchant the prince, his crafty attendants, and the entire kingdom in Rossini's dazzling classic – Cinderella! Starring in the lead role is stunning mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, who returns to Opera Carolina after starring in 2002's The Barber of Seville. A tale worth hearing, Cinderella is on stage for 3 days only: Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 pm in the Belk Theater at the North Carolina Performing Arts Center. All performances feature easy-to-read projected English titles, the Opera Carolina Chorus and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Individual tickets are on sale now for $15-$92 at (704) 372-1000 or operacarolina.org.