Taste of Opera: La Bohème



Enhance your opera-going experience with Taste of Opera – a pre-show brunch and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy an all-inclusive afternoon out!

Join us on Sunday, May 21 as Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Steve Staruch takes an engaging look at La Bohème with Minnesota Opera Artistic Director Dale Johnson and Production Director Karen Quisenberry. 

Steve Staruch

Dale Johnson

Karen Quisenberry







As timeless as love itself ...

Lose your heart to the timeless love story that has moved audiences for generations. In Puccini’s classic tale, six young Parisian artists survive on nothing but their friendship and the promise of a love so strong it transcends even death. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, this time-honored story – the inspiration behind Rent – is one of the most popular romances of all time.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 44 minutes, including two intermissions.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.


Sunday, May 21, 2017


Brunch and Program

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

410 Oak Grove St

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Depart for the Ordway

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102


La Bohème Performance



Taste of Opera packages are $85 per person and include an opera ticket (valued at $125), dinner with beverages, and gratuities. Already have an opera ticket? Add the brunch and program for just $55.

To order, call Minnesota Opera Ticket Office Assistant Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm.

RSVP by Tuesday, May 16 at 5pm.



Breakfast Station

Eggs, waffles, bacon, sausages and more

Carving Station

Meats: beef, lamb, poultry or ham

Salad Table

Mixed greens with assorted toppings, side salads, fresh fruit, poached salmon, lox, grilled vegetables, cheeses and breads

Hot Buffet

An assortment of meats, fish and vegetables

Dessert Table

An assortment of seasonal desserts

Buffet Includes …

Orange juice, house wine, house champagne, sparkling apple cider and mimosa


The Chef will be happy to accommodate special diets. Please let your server know.