Taste of Opera



Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show dinner and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at each production with special guests from Minnesota Opera. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy an all-inclusive evening out! 

Taste of Opera: The Magic Flute

Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Steve Staruch hosts this Taste of Opera, an insightful look at The Magic Flute, with special guests soprano Sienna Forest and tenor David Walton.


Steve Staruch


Sienna Forest


David Walton






Faces Mears Park
373 N Sibley St
St. Paul, MN 55101


Thursday, November 19th

Dinner and Program at Faces Mears Park
373 N Sibley St, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Transportation to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

The Magic Flute Performance
Return transportation provided immediately following the opera


FACES Mears Park, helmed by executive chef David Fhima, is a modern American restaurant combining French Cuisine with a heavy Moroccan, Spanish and Mediterranean influence.

First Course – Fall Organic Greens

Second Course – Choice of Grilled Sockeye Salmon with side of Pumpkin Risotto,
Maple Pot Roast with Baby Reds, or Pumpkin Risotto (vegetarian)

Drink – Two glasses of wine or tap beer

Dessert – Crème Brulee Tarts with coffee service


Taste of Opera packages are $89 per person and include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), a three-course dinner with wine or beer, transportation, and all gratuities.

Already have an opera ticket? Add dinner and transportation for just $59.

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

*The Thursday, November 19 Taste of Opera for The Magic Flute is sold out. Please check back for information regarding our next Taste of Opera event.


Parking is available on the streets and lots surrounding FACES. Cray Plaza Ramp is on 5th street between Jackson and Sibley and is the nearest parking option to FACES Mears Park.