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August 9, 2011 > Play opera bingo

Play opera bingo

Submitted By David Sloss

Fremont Opera has put a new twist on a popular game of chance. Barbecue and Bingo features great barbecue, an entertaining presentation of operatic intrigue and "Gambling for Love" by Maestro David Sloss and a brand-new bingo style opera game, invented just for Fremont Opera enthusiasts.

Everyone gets custom made "bingo" cards, but instead of numbers, the squares on the cards contain answers to opera trivia questions. For example, we call out a question like "Who wrote Carmen?", and if you find "Bizet" on your card you circle it. When you get 5 answers in a straight line, you win. Winners get prizes (not cash). Don't worry about your operatic IQ since this game encourages cheating! People can consult (?) their neighbors as much as they want to. After all, opera is full of similar behavior!

It all happens at Mission Coffee in Fremont, on Sunday, August 21, starting at 4:30. Included will be wine and hors d'oeuvres; a sumptuous barbecue dinner by Gael Stewart, and a light-hearted talk about "Gambling for Love" in opera. Guests are encouraged to wear western attire!

Barbecue & Bingo
Sunday, August 21
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 pm
Mission Coffee Roasting Company
151 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 474-1004

or mail checks to:
Fremont Opera
100 Club Drive
San Carlos, CA 94070

$60 (open seating - come early for best selection)
Five bingo cards included with each ticket
Extra cards $5 each

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