Lavender Night at the Opera


Minnesota Opera invites Lavender readers to a special night out!

Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 

Enjoy $50 tickets for seats regularly priced $125 each.*
Use Code: lavender50


La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini

As timeless as love itself.

In Puccini’s timeless love story, six Parisian artists survive on friendship and the promise of love. Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, this time-honored story inspired the hit musical Rent. Lose your heart to 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.
M-F, 10am-5pm


Before the Show

Vieux Carré
408 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Check out Vieux Carré before the show and experience the spirit of New Orleans’ rich food and music scene.

Lavender Night Out ticket holders will receive one complimentary menu item up to $15 (before 8pm) with purchase. Space is limited; reservations required.

Located in St. Paul, in the lower level of the historic Hamm Building, Vieux Carré offers a speakeasy atmosphere highlighting well-crafted cocktails, an imaginative wine and beer list, and Creole-inspired menu.


Opera Insights
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Join us in the mezzanine-level lobby one hour prior to curtain for Opera Insights. Enjoy a free, fun, and informative half-hour chat about the characters and music, historical and cultural context for the opera, and highlights to watch for during the show.

Seating for Opera Insights is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


*Lavender Night at the Opera offer is limited to up to 4 seats regularly priced at $125. Online: Enter lavender50 and click “Add”. Service charges and other restrictions may apply. Offer ends May 18, 2017. For additional information, call the Ticket Office at 612-333-6669, M-F, 10am-5pm.