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Opera Queensland has released 2,500 $25 tickets to Bizet’s classic opera, The Pearlfishers, which will run at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 25 May to 3 June 2017.

Since 2015, OperaQ’s $25 ticket initiative has allowed thousands of Queenslanders to see an opera for the first time for the price of a beer and a pizza. This year the company wants to make it even more memorable, offering one lucky ticket buyer a luxury prize.

Everyone who buys a ticket to Bizet’s The Pearlfishers by 3 June will automatically be entered into the draw to win a pair of Australian South Sea keshi pearl earrings from Paspaley valued at $1,580.* OperaQ is proud to partner with iconic Australian luxury brand Paspaley and the competition winner will be announced in the June issue of OnQ – OperaQ’s monthly e-newsletter – and on Opera Queensland’s website and social media channels.

The Pearlfishers has not been seen in Queensland for 15 years, so opera lovers will relish the return of its famous duet ‘Au fond du temple saint’ and the compelling story of love, obsession, friendship and greed, which has been a perennial favourite with Australian audiences.

OperaQ Artistic Director Lindy Hume believes the beautiful and exotic grand opera will be a joy for opera lovers and soon-to-be opera lovers alike.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to share the emotion of seeing a real opera for the first time, of hearing the power of the voices and seeing this amazing 400 year old artform up close,” Ms Hume said.

The production stars Australia’s prima diva Emma Matthews, who has received more Helpmann Awards than any other individual artist and was recently named Limelight Magazine’s Australian Artist of the Year for 2016.  She’s joined by tenor Aldo Di Toro, bass Andrew Collis, and London-based Australian baritone Grant Doyle in his OperaQ debut, directed by Michael Gow, with award winning designs by Robert Kemp and Matt Scott, supported by The Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Queensland Chorus, conducted by Graham Abbott.

All $25 tickets to The Pearlfishers will be released on 26 April and are expected to sell fast.

* Terms and conditions apply – see below

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Instructions on “how to enter” and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

1. Who can enter?

1.1. Entry is only open to Australian residents

1.2. Employees of the following (and their immediate family) are not eligible to enter: Opera Queensland Ltd, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, qtix, and the agencies associated with this promotion.

2. How to enter?

2.1. The promotion commences at 9.00am on Wednesday 12 April 2017 (AEST) and entries close at midnight on Saturday 3 June 2017 (AEST) (“Promotional Period”)

2.2. To enter the competition, entrants must, during the Promotional Period, buy a ticket to Opera Queensland’s The Pearlfishers (25 May to 3 June). Entrants must keep their QTIX booking reference number to The Pearlfishers for verification.

2.3. The Promoter reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any entrant who is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

3. Prize

3.1. The prize is a pair of Australian South Sea keshi pearl earrings from Paspaley valued at $1,580.

3.2. The prize is subject to the standard terms and conditions of individual prize and service providers.

3.3. Notification: The winner of the prize will be announced in the June issue of OnQ – OperaQ’s monthly e-newsletter and on Opera Queensland’s website and social media channels.

3.4. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4. Major prize details

4.1. The prize is a pair of Australian South Sea keshi pearl earrings from Paspaley valued at $1,580.

4.2. Prize is unable to be transferred for another Paspaley product nor redeemed for cash

4.3. No cash refund will be given for any unused component

4.4. The prize is for the competition winner’s use only and cannot be handed/gifted/sold to a third party.

5. Prize to a minor

5.1. If the winner of the prize draw is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to that winner’s nominated parent or guardian.

6. Documentation of prize winner

6.1. Entrants consent to the Promoter using the entrant’s name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome).

7. Unclaimed prize draw

7.1. If unclaimed, another winner may be selected five days after the original announcement. The winner (if any) will be announced in the June issue of OnQ – OperaQ’s monthly e-newsletter and on Opera Queensland’s website and social media channels.

8. Late entries

8.1. No responsibility is accepted for late entries.

9. Liability

9.1. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury, or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion; including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) use of a prize.

10. Variation

10.1. If this promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any entrant; or (b) subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.

11. Privacy

11.1. In order to conduct this promotion, the Promoter needs to collect personal information about each entrant and obtain each entrant’s agreement in relation to handling this personal information. If you do not provide the information requested, you will not be entered into the competition. All entries become the property of the Promoter. By entering the promotion, each entrant consents to the information they submit with their entry being entered into a database and the Promoter may use this information for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference or payment or other compensation to the entrant. All personal details of the entrants will be stored at the office of the Promoter. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to that office. Upon the entrant’s request, all information provided will be removed from our active database. To request details to be removed from the Opera Queensland database, please email enews@operaqueensland.com.au or write to Editor E-News, Opera Queensland, PO Box 3677, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4010. Information will be removed as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our Privacy Policy and applicable laws. To view our Privacy Policy, please visit www.operaq.com.au/privacy-and-terms

12. Promoter details

12.1. The Promoter is Opera Queensland Ltd, ABN 83 010 258 750 of Queensland Conservatorium Building, South Bank, Queensland, 4101. Telephone: (07) 3735 3030.