Friday, February 10, 2012

Announcing Seattle Opera's

Inspired by the touching story of Orpheus, the famous musician who journeyed to hell and back in search of true love, Seattle Opera launches another treasure-hunt beginning next week. Our "Orpheus Odyssey" will lead intrepid adventurers around Seattle, rewarding bravery, brains, and persuasive power with the only thing better than true love: tickets to the closing performance of Orphée et Eurydice on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

How it Works

Each Monday for the next four weeks—February 13, 20, 27, and March 5—Seattle Opera will leave tickets to the 3/10 performance at a different business in the city of Seattle, and post clues that tell you how to retrieve these tickets on this blog, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The first person to identify and reach the location (during their business hours) must use the password, posted with each clue, to persuade the dire guardians of the tickets to let you have them. Truly Orphic heroes will also immortalize their adventure in a photo of themselves taken at the location, and send us a copy for the blog!

In addition, a fifth pair of tickets will be offered, the final week (week of March 5) to the one who solves the riddle of the passwords. The first person to arrive at Seattle Opera’s administrative offices, at 1020 John St. in South Lake Union, and successfully explain to the all-knowing sages of Seattle Opera’s Box Office staff what connects the four weeks' passwords, will win the fifth set of tickets. In honor of our mythic hero, riddle-explanations MUST be musical.

The first clue will be posted this coming Monday by 10 a.m., with additional clues released daily throughout the week until the tickets have been retrieved. If you don't find them the first week, don't worry: new searches in new locations begin on February 20, 27, and March 5.

The Rules

The "Orpheus Odyssey" contest is open to those who are at least eighteen years of age or older. No purchase necessary. Employees of Seattle Opera as well as immediate family (spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of such employees are not eligible, nor are employees of businesses participating in the Odyssey. One winner per household. Participation in Seattle Opera’s "Orpheus Odyssey" Contest constitutes entrant's consent to Seattle Opera’s use of entrant's name, likeness, photograph, voice, and opinion for promotional purposes in any media, without payment.

Any Questions?

Leave us a comment and let us know. Or, send an e-mail to Tamara Vallejos, Seattle Opera's Public Programs and Media Associate, at

Good luck!