The Metropolitan Opera offers a Drawing for 375  free pairs of tickets to the final dress rehearsal of RIGOLETTO  at the Metropolitan Opera House on January 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM.


Limit: one (1) entry per person and per household.  Multiple entries will be disqualified.  One (1) pair of tickets per Winner. Only individuals who are at least 18 years old, who are citizens or legal residents of the United States and who submit an entry from within the United States are eligible to enter. Directors, officers, employees and agents of The Metropolitan Opera and their families and household members are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. By submitting an entry, each entrant represents that he or she meets these eligibility standards.


Entries must be submitted via the Met website ( between 12 PM (Noon) on Monday, January 14 and 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Late entries will not be eligible, without exception, including any malfunction of the Met Website, servers, or internet facilities causing late receipt of entries.  No entries submitted by any other means, including telephone, e-mail or mail will be accepted. Entries generated by script, macro, bot or other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. Entrants must accept these Official Rules to enter.


Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries and announced after 12 PM (Noon) on Friday, January 18, 2013. Winners will be notified by email according to the information provided in the entry.  A list of Winners will be listed on the Met website at  By entering this Drawing, an entrant consents to his or her name being listed on the Met website if drawn as a Winner.


There will be 375 Winners selected. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries submitted. Dress rehearsals are not open to the public and tickets have no market value. Only one drawing will be held. 


Winners must pick up their tickets at the Metropolitan Opera Box Office between 2:00 PM on Friday, January 18 and 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 23.  Box office hours for picking up tickets are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 18; 10:00 am to 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 19; noon to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 20, and 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Monday January 21 to Wednesday, January 23. Confirmation e-mail and proper photo identification must be presented at the Box Office window to receive tickets. Winning entries may not be sold or otherwise transferred; doing so will result in forfeiture.  Ticket locations are assigned at random and are not subject to change.  There will be no substitutions.  Tickets not claimed by 8:00 PM on January 23 will be forfeited. No alternate winners will be selected.


The Metropolitan Opera's determination of eligibility is final.  The Metropolitan Opera makes no warranties or guarantees, express or implied, with regard to the Drawing.  Any Winner may, at the discretion of The Metropolitan Opera, be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and/or Release, and failure to do so within the time specified will result in forfeiture of any prize. All entries become the property of The Metropolitan Opera. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these Rules and the decisions of The Metropolitan Opera, its officers, directors, employees and agents, which shall be final, and release them from any and all claims and liability arising out of the Drawing, including, without limitation, the selection of the Winners.  The Metropolitan Opera expressly disclaims any and all liability for any website, or internet malfunction, computer equipment or software failure or malfunction or any damage caused to any entrant's computer equipment or software.  The Metropolitan Opera is not responsible for any typographical, human or other error of any nature with respect to entries, administration of the Drawing or announcement or notification of Winners.  Any entry containing any omission, misstatement or error of any nature whatsoever may be disqualified in the Metropolitan Opera’s sole discretion.  The Metropolitan Opera reserves the right to terminate this Drawing, if, in its sole discretion, it determines that the Drawing is not capable of running as originally planned.  By entering, entrant agrees that (1) this random drawing and any and all aspects of the relationship between The Metropolitan Opera and entrants shall be governed by the laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles, and (2) any litigation, claims, disputes or controversies concerning, arising out of or in connection with the Drawing or  ticketsshall be brought only in a federal or state court in  New York,  New York, and entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives any objection or defense concerning jurisdiction or venue that entrant could otherwise have in such courts.


For a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope between Friday, January 18, 2013 and April 18, 2013 to The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023, Attention: Editorial & Communications Department.  Requests postmarked after April 18, 2013 will not be honored.


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