Kid Culture: New York City Opera Ticket Giveaway “L’Etoile” Special Family Matinee and Pre-Show

This is an opportunity to win tickets to take your child to the New York City Opera!  Chabrier’s legendary opera, La Belle Époque, meets Broadway razzle-dazzle in Mark Lamos’s production of this rare operatic gem of “L’Etoile.”  The stylish staging, inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec, brings his famous can-can girls to life with the effervescent choreography of Seán Curran.

The story revolves around a King’s mission to marry off his daughter to a wealthy prince.  When she falls in love with a poor peddler instead, chaos ensues as the lovers meet, part and reunite until they end up together.  Music, comedy and dance are all combined in this visually stunning performance.

On April 3rd, the New York City Opera is offering an abridged 60-minute performance at 1:30pm sung in French with English dialogue and a pre-performance workshop with City Opera General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel.  There will also be a free pre-show concert by the New York City Opera Children’s Chorus and the InterSchool Orchestras of New York at noon.

The show will take place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center (at 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue).  Tickets for this special family performance range from $6-$50 per ticket and can be purchased at the box office, online at nycopera.com, or by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500.

OR you can win tickets to the family performance of “L’Etoile” right here on The Culture Mom Blog!

All you have to do to win is leave a comment below.
For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway (remember to include @culturemomblog in your post so I see it!) OR become a member of this blog.


Winners will be chosen on Monday, March 29th at 11:59pm (so you have time to make your plans to go if you win!).

Disclosure: These New York City Opera tickets were provided to me, free of charge, with no requirement or agreement of review requested in turn. 

April 6, 2010 Contest Update

The winner of the tickets to the New York City Opera’s “L’Etoile” was Jerry, who gave the seats to his daughter.  His email read:

“Great seats.  A fun performance and a beautiful day.  A real treat for Jacqueline (almost 4).
Thanks to Culture Mom and the NYC Opera.”

He also sent me this fabulous photos:

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  1. Merci,js48, you've won the pair of tickets!

  2. Anonymous says:

    David Koch Theatre is beautiful
    L'Etoile is beautiful
    and my granddaughter is beautiful

    Merci, js48@live.com

  3. Looks like fun. Hope the girls can go.

  4. pick me pick me!
    Love this stuff. Lily would truly enjoy this.

  5. I follow your blog and also have tweeted about your giveaway.


  6. I would absolutely love tickets to the opera with my child. What a fabulous thought. Thank you for the opportunity.

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