Exxxclusive offer: free tickets to country house opera

Exxxclusive offer: free tickets to country house opera


norman lebrecht

April 07, 2011

Rub those eyes.

Yes, it’s a genuine offer and it’s exclusive for the moment to slipped disc.
Thanks to subsidy from an anonymous donor, 80 seats are being given away for free at Grange Park Opera, in rolling Hampshire meadows, for an opera of your choice.
Well, not much choice: it’s Rusalka (Dvorak) or Tristan und Isolde (Wagner). 
But I wouldn’t grumble. Think: an hour’s preable in afternoon sunshine with Pimms in hand, an interval picnic, a night at the opera…. oh, heaven.
And it’s free.
There’s only one catch: you have to be aged 14 to 25.
If you’re under 16, you’ll need to bring an adult, but he or she will also get in for free.
It’s first come, first served – so get in fast.
Email jan@grangeparkopera.co.uk or phone her on 01962 73 73 66 and tell her why you want to see a country house opera for free.

I think she can work it out herself, but you’ll need to persuade her.

And if you mention slipped disc, I might even get the boss to buy you a non-alky drink beneath the chandeliers.