The Mad Reviewer’s First Giveaway

Over on my personal blog, The Mad Reviewer, I’m having a giveaway with author Michelle Hansen, who wrote the amazing self-published novel Painted Blind.  For those of you that love fantasy, this is a great opportunity because she is offering to ship to two winners (out of her own pocket no less!) one prize pack each that includes a postcard, bookmark, calendar and a coupon on Smashwords for her novel.

That said, let’s get to the contest!  Part One of this contest involves correctly guessing a question on one of my favourite interests: opera.  You will have one week to post your guess in the comments below and whoever guesses the answer first wins.  If no one guesses it, I’ll ask a different opera-related question.  After Part One is over, Part Two will begin and run for a week in which you may guess the answer to another question, this time book-related.  If no one guesses it within the time-frame, I’ll ask a different question and so on.  That said, here’s my first question:

What is my favourite operatic aria?

Here are your hints:

  • It is sung in Italian
  • Many attempt to sing it, but there is only one king or queen of this highly emotional aria
  • When I hear my favourite version, I have to hold back the waterworks because the lyrics in Italian are so beautiful.  In English this aria would  sound absolutely stupid.

So go on and use Google like you’ve never used it before!  You may only guess once and the first person to guess correctly will win the contest.  I will announce the winner of Part One at 12:00am local time on Friday, July 20.

Note: I have told Michelle Hansen herself the answer so she knows I’m being honest.  And no, she will not tell you the answer.


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