OperaUpClose Gala Auction 2018

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Help OperaUpClose to continue bringing innovative, affordable and high-quality opera to over 50 venues around the UK by taking part in our 2018 Gala Dinner Auction. Whether you'll be there on the big night and want to get a head-start on your favourite lots, or if you won't be able to join us and don't want to miss out on the fun, you can start bidding now and potentially win yourself some excellent prizes.

Auction items include some fantastic 'money can't buy' experiences, including: a private tour of the House of Lords, exclusive behind-the-scenes packages to OperaUpClose productions, a seaside escape to Normandy, and more.

Good luck, have fun and please bid generously!

The online auction will be available from 15.00 on Tuesday 3 April until 15.00 on Tuesday 10 April, at which point online bidding will close. Live bidding will reopen at our Gala Dinner, hosted by Sue Lawley, concluding at 22.00. If you are unable to attend the Gala Dinner, you can still join in the fun by placing a proxy or maximum bid online beforehand. We will continue bidding on your behalf at the live event, up to your maximum amount.


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Lot 1
£ 25
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Signed Louise Alder CD
Lot 2
£ 120
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Maria Stuarda: Exclusive Package
Lot 3
£ 70
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Two tickets to Hofesh Shechter’s 'Shechter II'
Lot 4
£ 200
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A Tour of the House of Lords
Lot 5
£ 500
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Opera singer at your event
Lot 6
£ 90
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Private Tour of Shakespeare's Globe
Lot 7
£ 150
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Handmade chocolates delivered monthly
Lot 8
£ 160
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Madam Butterfly: Exclusive Package
Lot 9
£ 500
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Normandy Seaside Holiday Home
When bidding on an auction item, if you enter more than the minimum increment for an item then your bid will be used for proxy bidding. This is how it works:
1. You enter the absolute maximum that you are willing to bid for an item.
2. jumblebee places a bid on your behalf, using the minimum amount required to make you the highest bidder, i.e. current bid price plus bid increment OR the reserve price, if there is one and it can be covered by your proxy bid.
3. jumblebee continues to bid on your behalf, whenever you are outbid by another member's bid, until your maximum bid is exceeded or the auction is won.
4. jumblebee will notify you by email if your maximum bid is outbid by another member and provided the auction is still running, you will then have a chance to enter a new maximum bid if you wish.
For example:
The current bid on an auction item is £100. The minimum increment is £10. You enter a bid of £150 (your maximum bid).
Using your bid, but increasing only by the minimum increment, jumblebee sets the current bid to £110.
Another person bids £130 but they are immediately outbid by jumblebee bidding on your behalf and the current bid goes up to £140.
The auction finishes and you have won the auction item at a price of £140.