The Journey of Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking author Sister Helen Prejean and composer Jake Heggie tell us how this powerful opera came to be and why this story in particular is so relevant to our times and has resonated so strongly with audiences since … Continued

Dead Man Walking in 2017

It was June of 1997 when Terrence McNally first suggested Dead Man Walking as the subject of our first opera. I can still sense the electric shiver I felt when he said the words. It was a shiver of intense … Continued

Fall Alumni Artist Newsletter

One of the many things you make possible with your support is the artistic development of our mainstage performers and participants of the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program, one of North America’s premiere training programs. Here’s a exciting look at Minnesota … Continued

Meet the Figaros

  You’re invited to the wedding of the year when The Marriage of Figaro opens on November 11. With seven performances of Mozart’s masterpiece coming up, we’re lucky to have two accomplished singers, Richard Ollarsaba (left) and Donovan Singletary (right), … Continued

Craig Colclough: Dawn of a New Don

  After a hilarious turn as the lovestruck Doristo in last season’s Diana’s Garden, renowned bass-baritone Craig Colclough returns to the Minnesota Opera stage to sing the title role in our first ever production of Donizetti’s delightfully zany comedy of errors, … Continued

April Costume Corner

 Have you ever wondered how one of our fabulous costumes goes from an idea to the opera stage? Join Minnesota Opera Costume Director Corinna Bohren as she takes us inside the Costume Shop, and shows us what goes into constructing … Continued