Monday, January 7, 2013


UPDATE, FRIDAY 1/11: Today's grand prize and runner-up prize have been claimed! Stay tuned for more details!

Photo, taken during staging rehearsals for Seattle Opera's Cinderella, by Alan Alabastro

Want free tickets to Cinderella? What about a romantic La bohème package that includes dinner and a hotel stay? Then put on your thinking caps and get your mouse-finger ready, because we’re kicking off our Search for Cinderella, aka: our first-ever digital scavenger hunt!

How it Works

You may remember our Quixote’s Quest and Orpheus Odyssey hunts from years past, which had Seattleites trekking around town in search of hidden items, but this time we want to challenge those of you who like to sleuth from the comfort of your computers. So at 10 a.m. this Friday, January 11, we’ll unveil on our Facebook and Twitter pages a trail of clues hidden around the web that just may lead you to the very first prize. More hunts will kick off the following week, on January 14, 16, and 18, each at 10 a.m.

The prizes for each day will remain top secret ‘til just before each hunt begins—but, since we’re an opera company, you can of course expect lots of tickets to be in the mix. The first person to reach the end of each trail of clues wins the day’s prize, but we’ve got a runner-up award, too: each day’s second-place finisher will get a pair of tickets to Viva Verdi!, a special one-night-only concert on April 6, celebrating the bicentennial of Verdi and featuring the Young Artists Program, the Seattle Opera Chorus, and the YAP Orchestra.

The Rules

The Search for Cinderella 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. One winner per household. Because participants may only win once, those receiving the runner-up prize of "Viva Verdi!" tickets may choose to forfeit their tickets for a chance at another day's grand prize. In that event, the "Viva Verdi!" tickets will be awarded to the next-place finisher.

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!