We’re giving you a chance to hear Jackie Evancho live.
At age 11, Evancho is already a well-known name in American music. The young singer, who catapulted to fame on the TV show “America’s Got Talent” and whose top-rated PBS special drew millions of viewers, was ranked by Billboard magazine as the top Classical Albums Artist for 2011 for her album “Dream With Me.”
Because of her age, her handlers have been spare with her live appearances. Which makes it a big deal that Fresno Grand Opera landed a spot on her itinerary for a West Coast concert swing. She’ll sing Sunday at the Saroyan Theatre after performing earlier in the week in San Diego and Los Angeles.
We’re giving two tickets away to the 7:30 p.m. Sunday concert, which will feature Evancho singing such songs as “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “The Impossible Dream.” To enter, leave us a comment and tell us what you think of Evancho’s voice. You might include when you first heard her sing, or why you think she’s become such a cultural phenomenon.
We’ll pick our winner at random from all entries received. Deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday.
Winners will be notified by e-mail, so please leave a real e-mail address and please check your e-mail. I reserve the right to pick another winner if I don’t get a response to my e-mail by 9 a.m. Friday. One entry per person. You’re ineligible if you’ve won something from us in the past 30 days. Complete rules after the jump.
Only readers who submit a comment on this post or by mail as detailed in The Bee’s print edition are eligible. One winner will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.