The Limelight Caption Competition

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Caption Competition

At a 2001 award dinner, Luciano Pavarotti allegedly stole a steak from Henry Kissinger’s plate while the former Secretary of State’s attention was elsewhere. So, what might either of them have to say about that?

Enter our latest Caption Competition for your chance to win a copy of Virtuoso (11CD) – Pianists of the Sydney International Piano Competition (1992-2006).

Previous Winners & Runners-up

Caption Competition

No 80

Winner
“You’ve had a lot on your plate, but I’ll tell you who stole your steak if you promise to explain how international diplomacy works.” – Peter Helmstedt, QLD

Runners-up

“After that, you will sing for my supper!” – John Mercer, WA
“I Know What You Did Last Dinner” – Sevasti Tsatlogianis, NSW

No 79

Winner
“Dialogue of the Canine-ites” – Ange Hogan, VIC

Runners-up
“There’s not enough to feed Les Six, so let’s just make it Les Deux tonight.” – Peter Helmstedt, QLD
“This mon petit chien will be Crepe Tabac!” – William Dowd, TAS

No 78

Winner
“When he said let’s do Jetski, I thought it was a Russian opera.” – Alan Dew, VIC
 
Runners-up
“2022 here I come!” – Samuel Squires, QLD
“Hojotoho! Heiaha-ha!” – Brian Angus, SA

No 77

Winner
“Your left-hand technique is purr-fect!” – Peter Helmstedt (QLD)
 
Runners-up
“Sorry, I don’t do Bach. You’ll need a dog for that.” – Keith Harkin, VIC
“Let’s attach my string toy to the baton so we can both have some fun.” – Jodie Kasatchkow, WA

No 76

Winner
“I hear you’re an excellent fiddler – can you look at the Vatican accounts for me?!” – Roberto Colombi, NSW
 
Runners-up
“I hear your conducting has Mass appeal too!” – Emma Lunn (NSW)
Benedict XVI: “You all played divinely and I should know!” – Peter Helmstedt (QLD)

No 75

Winner
“Sheku leg Paul! Otherwise they’ll be cutting the cake by the time I get there.” –  Roberto Colombi, NSW

Runners-up
If they ask you, “do you want to play at the wedding?” just say “I Do!” – Emma Lunn, NSW
“Let’s put a bow in that shall we!” – Rachel Kapsalakis, VIC

No 74

Winner
“Oh! It’s a Molotov Cocktail!” – Ralph Powell, VIC

Runners-up
“Sorry, but I thought the East would bring the crackers and the West would bring the cheese. Let’s hope such misunderstandings don’t occur with our respective militaries.” – Chris Clarke, QLD
“Ten roubles for a champagne! What a rip off! I’ll get five straws, shall I?” – Emma Lunn, NSW

No 73

Winner
“You push this little valve down the music goes round and round and it comes out here.” – James Moule, NSW

Runners-up
“Lauren Bacall taught me: she said just put your lips together and blow.” – Stuart Hamilton, VIC
“Mansplaining even hits the greats! ‘you blow there and press these twiddly bits!'” – Robert Colombi, NSW

Benjamin Britten

No 72

Winner
“Have you got any tips for the 4th at Randwick?” – Karen Darcy, VIC

Runners-up
“I’ve always liked my pears gently poached in a bit of syrup.” – Bill Hawley, WA
QM: “Isn’t it about time you finished that Elderly Person’s Guide To The Orchestra?” – Harry Dewar, SA

Joan Sutherland

No 71

Winner
“See this? This is all I need to conduct an orchestra, or a country come to that.” – Janice Samson, NSW
 
Runners-up
“See my hair? I use Brylcream – what do you use?” – Betty Shaw, VIC
“As the ad says, just one spray sets all day” – Lyn Nutttall, QLD
Caption Competition 70

No 70

Winner
“Please be careful, my ear is my career!” – Jodie Kasatchkow, WA

Runners-up
“I’d like a “stunned mullet” please” – Peter Helmsford, QLD
“The sound of your scissors is music to my ears” – Chris Mulholland, NSW

Caption Competition

No 69

Winner
“With legs like these, The Nose should be in for a long run.” – Carl Jackson, ACT

Runners-up
“Who nose what you’ll find on the steps of the Opera House.” – Jodie Charles, QLD
“He obviously has a nose for good entertainment.” – Ayesha Azeem, NSW

William Walton holding a koala

No 68

Winner
“Grey, furry ears… you and me both!” – Christopher King, VIC

Runners-up
“Why on earth weren’t you included in The Carnival of the Animals” – Beryl Jones, VIC
“You would be a good fit for my next opera, The Bear” – Maha Obeid, NSW

No 67

Winners
“I don’t mind being her lockdown muse but I don’t like being Meredith’s Zoom meme.” – Carolyn Newmann, NSW

Runners-up
“Might I recommend the mock turtle soup, Meredith? They say it beats the real thing hands down.” – Alison Crabb, Bundaberg QLD
“Ah Meredith, isn’t it great to be finally, albeit slowly, poking our heads out of this COVID Disaster for the Arts!” – Iolanda Capodanno, NSW

No 66

Winner
“In the evenings, the French composer prefers Camille “sans socks”. – Ben Farrand, Ringwood, VIC
 
Runners-up
“Where is everyone? I’ll never do a pyjama party here again.” – Garry Haddow, Encounter Bay, SA
“Why are they looking at me? Is my background too cluttered?” – Miguel, Darlinghurst, NSW

No 65

Winner
“His fingers can play the notes alright, but the real music is in the paws.” – Peter Helmstedt, Hawthorne, QLD​

Runners-up
“You play Bach your way – I’ll bark my way!” – Errol Matham, Ashgrove, QLD
“I wish I could remember where I buried my glasses.” – Sue Hamilton, Melbourne, VIC

No 64

Winner
“Not having much faun this afternoon” – Helen Doig, Camberwell, VIC

Runners-up
“You might think we have a charmed existence, but believe me, life’s no picnic” – Patricia Harkin, Cannons Creek, VIC
“Dad, where’s the faun? You promised me there would be a faun” – Jillian Albrecht, Duns Creek, NSW