San Diego Opera Announces Audi of America, Inc. as 2002-2003 Season Sponsor

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January 23, 2003

San Diego Opera is pleased to announce that Audi of America, Inc. has committed to its seventh consecutive year as the Opera’s season sponsor. The 2002-2003 season opens on January 25, 2003, with Beethoven’s Fidelio and continues with four additional productions featuring magnificent music, international stars and spectacular theatre.

“Audi is proud to continue supporting San Diego Opera as it embarks on its 38th International season,” stated Maria Nahigian, Audi’s event marketing manager. “We look forward to riveting performances and exciting promotions that deliver an integrated sponsorship.” This year’s black-tie opera gala adopts a French theme to coincide with the opening night of Therese Raquin on March 22, 2003.

“San Diego Opera is extraordinarily fortunate to partner with Audi of America for a seventh consecutive season,” said General Director Ian Campbell. “Audi is a truly visionary corporation whose outstanding commitment to the arts matches the magic of our grandest productions.”

Audi’s visionary support includes “Make a Play for A Cabriolet!” test drive contest, whose lucky winner will receive a one-year lease of a 2003 A4 Cabriolet. The contest began, January 17, 2003, with a party at Metro Audi and concludes with a random drawing at Miramar Audi on Sunday, March 9, 2003. To enter the contest, take a test drive and complete an entry form at any one of the three San Diego County Audi Dealers, Hoehn Audi, Metro Audi, and Miramar Audi. For more information, please call (619) 232-7636 or visit .

Audi of America is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and markets a line of premium vehicles: the A4, A4 Cabriolet, A6, A8, TT, and the allroad quattro. Several of these models will be elegantly displayed by knowledgeable specialists outside the Civic Theatre in connection with opera performances throughout the season. For more information about additional Audi-related events and corporate news, visit .

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