About


In 1963, the commission of Minnesota composer Dominick Argento’s The Masque of Angels (pictured above) sparked the creation of a small Twin Cities opera company spotlighting the rare and avant-garde. Fifty years later, Minnesota Opera is a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs and new works.

As it begins its second half-century, Minnesota Opera honors its visionary roots with the premiere of Argento’s newly revised opera, The Dream of Valentino, at the center of a season featuring opera’s most iconic composers – Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss.

Minnesota Opera, led by President and General Director Kevin Ramach, Artistic Director Dale Johnson and Music Director Michael Christie, combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists, enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of the community.

Learn more about the company’s history and artistic philosophy.

 

The Mission of Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility
to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists,
enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of the community.