Tuesday, February 14, 2012


2/14 Update: The first week's tickets have been claimed! They were found at That's Amore! Italian Cafe in Mt. Baker. Thanks to everyone who played this week, and don't worry--you still have four more chances to win. Stay tuned for another round of clues, coming up this Monday.

Originally posted on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.

We officially kick off the first week of Seattle Opera's "Orpheus Odyssey" treasure hunt! Besides true love, the greatest thing in the universe is free opera tickets, and four pairs of tickets to Seattle Opera's Orphée et Eurydice, hidden in different parts of the city, await the dauntless, the devious, the persuasive.

When you've figured out where in Seattle the tickets are hidden, your job is to journey forth and use the password posted here to entreat the Furies at each location to yield up their treasure (during business hours only!). Please read the full details and rules here.

And now, as promised, we reveal the first clue. Further clues will follow each day this week until the tickets are found.

CLUE #1 (posted 2/13)
Allegedly inspired during a flight of the “I’m-on-a-rolla-Gay”

CLUE #2 (posted 2/14)
She laid down the law to Orfeo in Vienna

"Green Mountain"

A pair of tickets to the March 10 performance of Orphée et Eurydice await, available for claiming this week from 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 4-10 p.m. on Saturday.

If you're stumped, fear not...Orpheus and other Greek heroes found many entrances to the Underworld. Just come back to this blog every morning this week (or check out our Facebook or Twitter pages) for a NEW CLUE, until the tickets have been won. A new hunt begins next Monday.

Good luck! Happy hunting! May you find opera tickets AND true love!