TIP OF THE WEEK: 2017-18 MET Opera Pronunciations

 

 

 

 

 

As you have seen in our listing for October, the 2017-18 MET Opera season begins soon! To get ready for it, here are the pronunciations of the titles so you can go in as an opera aficionado!

10/7/17            Norma (well that’s just pronounced: Norma!)

10/14/17          Die Zauberflote—Dee- TZOWBER-floo-tah (also known as The Magic Flute)

12/02/17          The Exterminating Angel (you guys got this!)

1/27/18            Tosca—Toh-ska

2/10/18            L’elisir d’amore— lell-Ee-sear dah-MORE

2/24/18            La Boheme—La bow-EM

3/10/18            Semiramide— semi-ra-me-day

4/7/18              Cosi Fan Tutte— co-see fahn TOO-te

4/14/18            Luisa Miller– Lou-ee-sah Miller

4/28/18            Cendrillon– sen-dree-on (Cinderella)

I feel smarter just by reading these.

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Cinema Keys!

Hello all, just a reminder that if you take one of the cinema keys to open the Usher Locker Room during a cinema shift, please hang the key back up in the Projection Booth or give the key to the Student Usher. Sometimes the keys are left in the Usher Locker Room and we definitely want them accounted for. The best way to do this is to make sure they are always in the Projection Booth by the end of the night. Thanks!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Usher Dress!

As we are getting into the new semester and the relaxing summer is over, just a reminder that we’re back to regular usher attire for all of our events. White button down dress shirt or blouse, solid black slacks, and closed-toed black dress shoes. Please no sandals, sneakers, or Crocs!

Add to that the vest and we’ll all be looking sharp!

(Also a reminder, no top hats even if you’re ushering the screening of Top Hat!)

TIP OF THE WEEK: Student Price Ticket Voucher Update

As we are expecting possible sell outs for Patti Lupone and Itzhak Perlman, these two shows are 2017-18 Blackout Dates for perks. They will not be available at the student ticket price for volunteers and all DPAC staff are not getting these shows as a perk either. Though note that this may change based on availability, as we near the performance date.

We will hand out the Student Price Ticket Vouchers as normal, but it will have these two shows as exceptions. To compensate for this, we are working with the Ticket Office on a system to offer Presenting Series deals throughout the year. We’ll let you know when these deals are in effect. Thanks!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Active Shooter Awareness Video

At our safety training on August 1st Officer Greg O’Toole showed us the new video NDSP did for Active Shooter Awareness. I wanted to get you all the link in case you want to view it again. For those of you who couldn’t make it, now you have easy access to see it. It’s in the packet we handed out, but it’s a little tricky to type it all! If you haven’t seen it, please watch it as it’s important to be as prepared as we can for these kinds of emergency situations.

Here you go:

https://youtu.be/qYN28DhDXKM

TIP OF THE WEEK 2: No Game Day Mass on September 30th

Some of you may be wondering why we have no events on Saturday September 30th. Since there is a home football game, shouldn’t we be having a Game Day Mass? Glad you asked! Well the reason is that the game start time is 5:00 PM. This presents a problem as the mass would be too late if it were after the game and if it was before the game it would be too early to count the mass as the weekend mass obligation. These are the rules, I don’t make them up. I’m just the messenger! So all of you who were counting on ushering that Game Day Mass, never fear, we have 6 more you can work! Thanks in advance for signing up!

TIP OF THE WEEK: New System for Parking Vouchers!

There has been a change in the parking voucher system with the Eddy Street Commons parking lot. Previously patrons showed us their parking ticket and we gave them a voucher ticket. Now the tickets at Eddy Street have changed, so we are updating.

The patron gets a parking ticket at Eddy Street. When they show it to us, we give them a sticker to place on the back of the ticket. When the customer returns to the Eddy Street lot, they show one side of the ticket (with a code) to the scanning machine and when the code is scanned it shows them the amount due. Then they flip the ticket over and the machine scans the sticker that we provide, and it then shows the amount due as “Paid”.

If any patron asks for a voucher sticker while the Ticket Office is open, please send them there. If the Ticket Office is closed, please let the house manager or student house manager know and we’ll get them one. There you go!