Movies and free tickets to the opera

(Note: as of 1230pm on 3 October 2006, the five pairs have been snapped up. Congrats to the winners!)

I’m a huge, huge movie buff. Sometimes S is amazed at the number of films I’ve watched and the sheer volume of ridiculous movie trivia that I know.

Of course, I love food-centric films. My all-time favourites are Babette’s Feast, Tampopo, and Big Night. I love the cooking scenes in Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, but I always found the female characters a little too annoying to enjoy the film thoroughly.

As a movie fan, I was quite thrilled by Singapore Lyric Opera’s idea for a concert which was aimed at introducing new audiences to opera. Titled “Opera on Silver Screen” (yeah, I know it’s grammatically incorrect), this performance features arias and other great pieces of music from some super-popular films, like Armageddon, Babe, The Godfather and Superman Returns. The concert runs on 13-14 October at the Drama Centre (National Library); tickets are available here.

SLO has been gracious enough to pass me some tickets for the 8pm performance on 13 October. Which, of course, I am passing onto you. This is open to anyone who can actually get him or herself down to the concert (which means that Malaysians or Indonesians or Thais, etc who really want to take part can).

I’m giving away 5 pairs of tickets (good seats in the stalls). All you have to do is be the first 5 persons to email me the correct answers to the following quiz questions:

1. What were the names of the two chef brothers in Big Night?
2. What kind of food was Tampopo, in Tampopo, trying to perfect?
3. In The Bad News Bears (original version), Walter Mathau’s character was constantly whistling an opera tune. From what opera was it?

Please email answers to

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his three kids!