Telling stories. Taking risks.

Trailblazing, stirring, and unforgettable, MN Opera’s world-class productions tell transporting stories that capture the attention of the national stage.

We are devoted to forging the future of opera. We sing this vision through every note, bringing to life innovative, inspiring experiences of sound and wonder for audiences, artists, and the larger community.

When we started in 1963, we set out to do what we do today: break conventions and set new standards. This drives us to sing pioneering new works, and beloved, enduring classics alike. And our dearly held values of inclusion and diversity fuel us as we advance new initiatives in education and community engagement.

Today, we’ve created a new identity that captures our unrelenting passion for innovation in opera. Letterforms move and rotate to continually reimagine the word “opera”. As these elements come together to create our new look, they will continue to define our commitment to advancing the opera art form — now, and every season yet to come.

Join us and reimagine opera.

 

A Flexible Logo

The new Minnesota Opera logo is built on a system of flexibility. The rotation of key letters within the logo shows the Minnesota Opera is always looking to present opera in unexpected ways. A number of different logo orientations have been designed to work within this system, ranging from simple to complex.

 

 

Sound Made Visual

In addition to a new logo, a palette of visual elements creates additional visual interest for Minnesota Opera’s new look. Each figure is based on the vibration pattern of a surface resonating at a specific frequency. As the frequency increases, the patterns become more complex. These figures are sound made visual.