Win Corn Exchange tickets for Tosca – and a valuable print

Tosca is being staged at King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Wednesday, April 13
Tosca is being staged at King's Lynn Corn Exchange on Wednesday, April 13
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Puccini’s iconic Roman opera Tosca is being performed at Lynn Corn Exchange next month – and in today’s competition we have some great prizes on offer for Lynn News readers.

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents the Ellen Kent Production of Tosca on Wednesday, April 13, at 7.30pm.

It will feature international soloists, a highly praised chorus and a full orchestra; sung in Italian there will be English surtitles.

The first prize on offer is a pair of tickets for the show plus Ralph Steadman’s Eagle and Hawk print (valued at £550) personally signed by the artist

The runner-up will receive a pair of tickets plus a souvenir programme.

This traditional production of Tosca is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a blood-curdling villain. It is set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome, with spectacular costumes, and is sure to delight the King’s Lynn audience.

The internationally renowned artist Ralph Steadman is best known for his collaborations with journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, The Curse of Lono).

Starting in the 1950s, Ralph’s career has included resident artist for wine merchant’s Oddbins, illustrator to Will Self’s Independent column, Pshycogeography and theatre and set designs for the Royal Opera House’s The Crucible. Ralph has also been a patron of Opera and Ballet International for many years. Many of his stunning opera illustrations were created for Ellen Kent or for Harry Enfield’s Guide to Opera in the 1990s. You should visit www.ralphsteadman.com for more information about Ralph Steadman and his work.

The beautiful Eagle and Hawk print is A2 in size and is part of a short run. It is printed on Museum Quality Smooth Rag – the paper on which Ralph himself draws his originals – and will be signed by Ralph himself.

For your chance to win, answer the following question:

When did Ralph Steadman start his artistic career?

Put your answer on a postcard or stuck-down envelope, together with your contact details, and send to: Tosca competition, Newsdesk, Lynn News, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HL. You can also email to newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk and please type in Tosca competition in the subject box. The closing date for postal and email entries is Thursday, March 31.

For ticket details and more information on the show, call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk