Turn on camera, win free opera tickets

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If you’re like us, you’ve thought of going to the opera once or twice just because it’s something a cultured human being should experience every now and then, eh? but then you saw the ticket prices. Mamma mia! That would cover, say, “Iron Man” 10 times in the theater and 25 times on pay-per-view!

Well, here’s your chance to get a freebie. Not Lyric Opera but Chicago’s other acclaimed opera company, Chicago Opera Theater, is offering free tickets for its 2009 Spring Festival Season (April 18-May 26) to the person who makes the best plea in a YouTube video. Just turn on the camera and answer the question “Why Do You Deserve Free Tickets to Chicago Opera Theater?” The contest started today, so be the first to state your case here.

Meanwhile, COT interns kicked-off the page with this innuendo-packed reel about their first time …

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