Showing posts from January, 2013

Day 5: The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt

On Friday, January 25, at 10 am, we had our 'Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for The Daughter of the Regiment . The winner of this thrilling contest that had hunters actually coming to the theate received two tickets to The Daughter of the Regiment on Friday, February 1, at 7 pm. The clever Karin Michelle Wilcox finished first and took a picture in front of the R. Black posters of The Civic Theatre despite the rain. Congratulations! Here is how she won the tickets: At 10 am we posted the following hint on our Facebook page: It was written in Morse Code and translated with any online conversion tool such said: TWITTER: COSTELLOTENOR JANUARY 22, 2013, 12:39PM WEB VERSION. This second hint directed the Searcher to visit Stephen Costello's Twitter Page (@CostelloTenor) who plays our Tonio and look for a tweet that was published on January 22, 2013, at 12:39 PM.  The tweet included a hyperlink to an article about Stephen Costello by James Chute of the UT - San D


The tradition continues with a visit from San Diego Opera's unofficial cartoonist (we should probably make him official by now), Eric Shanower. Eric Shanower is the award-winning artist and writer of The Age of Bronze comics, a retelling of the Trojan War. He has also has written a series of (excellent) Oz novels. Eric joined us on Wednesday night to sketch the action onstage as we rehearsed The Daughter of the Regiment; his speed and attention to detail never cease to amaze us. Eric actually remembered seeing The Daughter of the Regiment the last time we presented it in 1990. Here are Eric's sketches. If you have a chance, check out his homepage at Hungry Tiger Press . All artwork is copyright, Eric Shanower, 2013  

Day 4: San Diego Opera Scavenger Hunt

Since yesterday's scavenger hunt did not have a winner, we have decided to give the two R.Black posters to today's second and third place. The first place will win 2 tickets to The Daughter of the Regiment on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 7 pm .  Here is yesterday's trail of clues: At 10 am, we posted the following on our Facebook Page: Yves Abel, our conductor, is in charge of the chorus, orchestra, singers and music. So, the challenge was to find his artist page on The next clue we gave you was: 'to look for what he loves.'  Since the text did not say what he loves in specific but included the word 'love' in 'The Elixir of Love'. When clicked on it, the searcher was lead to a video on our Youtube channel in which Yves Abel shares his love for The Daughter of the Regiment . Strange symbols where included in the text: It is, of course, morse code: When translated with any online code convers

People who make Opera: Emilio Sagi

Emilio Sagi, our Spanish director, talks about his involvement with The Daughter of the Regiment .

Share the love: Emilio Sagi

Our Spanish director, Emilio Sagi, shares his love for The Daughter of the Regiment .

Day 3: San Diego Opera Scavenger Hunt

Today's scavenger hunt is over and we have our winners! Kiana Bell who managed to finish the contest in just 1 hour and 35 minutes, and Susan Spoto who crossed the finish line at 5:12 pm, became each proud owners of a R. Black poster. Here's how they did it: At 10 am, we posted the following picture of our web site on our Facebook Page: At first glance it looks like our regular homepage (, at a closer look however, you might have noticed the word 'daughter' in the search field. The text said: 'Bonjour! Welcome to our THIRD scavenger hunt. Bonne chance." Our website gives you three results for the search for 'daughter': The word 'THIRD' in the Facebook post was written in capital letters and was the clue to click on the third search result which lead to our 'In the Classroom' Page. The text included one additional sentence that read: 'If you are planning on seeing The Daughter of the Regiment tha