Monday, April 27, 2009

Tweet an opera plot for international contest

Twitter fans will get a chance to challenge their tweeting genius in an international contest called OperaPlot.

The contest begins today and continues through midnight Sunday. Three winners will be selected by internationally renowned soprano Danielle De Niese.

Game rules: Summarize an opera plot of your choice in 140 characters or less on Twitter. Be sure to put the hashtag, #operaplot.

If you need inspiration here's last year's winning entry - a synopsis of Puccini's "La boheme":

"Seamstress pals around with bohemians in a December-May affair Receives muff as parting gift."

More than 20 opera companies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada are offering special prize packages to winners. The Sarasota Opera is also involved, giving away two stellar seats to a performance.

OperaPlot was conceived by Marcia Adair, aka "Miss Mussel." Adair is a Canadian freelance classical music journalist.

For more contest information, visit

Good luck!

- January Holmes

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