WINNER… Jonathan Hoffman

Calling all opera fans!!

The Barber of Seville, Rossini's legendary libretto, will light up the stage at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Friday, October 25th (8pm) and Sunday, October 27th (2pm).

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, this uproarious comedy is filled with high wire feats of vocal agility, nonstop action, tenderness and joy.

The story follows town barber and local nuisance Figaro as he helps the young Rosina escape an unwanted marriage to her elderly guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Through their clever antics, Rosina is free to marry the Count Almaviva, who disguises himself as a poor student to win her heart.

Tickets start as low as $20 each but you can win a pair here! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post that says, “Pick me.” You and your sweetie can each enter… double your chances.

For extra entries, go to the Great Dates Orlando Facebook page and “like” the post announcing this contest. **Leave another comment on the blog letting me know you have done this.

You can also share that Facebook post for added entries but you need to come back to this blog post and leave a comment telling me that you shared. Because of privacy settings, I can’t see all shares.

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, October 23 using the random number generator at

Watch your email that afternoon; that's how I'll be contacting the winner. I'll also be announcing the winner on Twitter.

Good luck!