When Duchy Opera perform their double bill in Falmouth this summer one lucky Packet reader will be there with two free tickets. 

Sally Robinson said she was "over the moon" to have been named the winner in the Duchy Opera Quiz, run in partnership with the newspaper earlier this month.

When told she had won two free tickets to the opera company’s double summer bill at the Princess Pavilion in June, Sally said: “I am stunned, this is quite extraordinary.

"I have been going through an unusually lucky streak these past few weeks, winning a couple of raffles and another little competition. But I can’t believe this news.

"I am absolutely delighted to have won the Duchy Opera Quiz. Really over the moon.”

Sally, of Falmouth, has been involved in music in the town for many years, singing with and running various choirs. In 1982, she and her husband Tony launched the Young Generation musical theatre group, with their first production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She currently sings with the All Saints Church Choir.

She has been a keen follower of Duchy Opera since its first production in the 1970s, so is very excited about the latest productions of Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan, which thanks to the Packet she can enjoy for free. But she is taking another guest with her, so will still buy a ticket.

She said: “I remember seeing Duchy Opera’s Carmen at the Grand Theatre in the 1980s, which was a cinema in those days, but occasionally opened up for big productions. It was absolutely wonderful, and has stayed in my mind ever since.

“But the Pavilion is a wonderful venue and it means such a lot to both of us that we can see Duchy Opera right here in Falmouth.”

Both Trial by Jury and Cavalleria Rusticana deal with the fall out of broken marriage promises.

To win the quiz, Sally had to answer two questions. The answer to the first (who was the last person to be sued for breach of promise in the UK?) was footballer George Best.

The second question related to the setting of Cavalleria, which takes place in Sicily. The quiz asked during which religious festival is the opera set? The correct answer was Easter.

The double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Trial by Jury will run on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9. Tickets and further information are available at www.duchyopera.co.uk or via the Princess Pavilion box office or website.