I found myself leaning forward in my seat
Attention, Pulitzer Board: Minnesota has another contender
Another winner, an exciting roller-coaster ride
Not to be missed
Politics and paranoia collide in this heart-pounding new opera. An American soldier, decorated during the Korean War, is brainwashed into becoming an unwitting assassin in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. Can a fellow POW crack the code in time to stop him? This taut and suspenseful thriller is the highly anticipated second opera by the creators of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night.
World premiere March 2015.
Estimated run time of 2 hours and 7 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.
Cast and Creative Team
Read more about the performers on the stage and people behind the scenes.
Videos1of2The Manchurian Candidate trailerThe Manchurian Candidate: "Night after Night"The Manchurian Candidate: "We're Safe Now"The Manchurian Candidate: "Breakfast"The Manchurian Candidate: "The Summer before the War"The Manchurian Candidate: "It's the Girl"The Manchurian Candidate: "Lies"The Manchurian Candidate rehearsal footage: Rosie Chayney and Captain Ben MarcoThe Manchurian Candidate rehearsal footage: Jocelyn Jordan and Sergeant Raymond ShawThe Manchurian Candidate rehearsal footage: Sergeant Raymond Shaw1of2
Behind the Scenes
Get an exclusive look at the creation of The Manchurian Candidate.
Mrs. Lowe introduces five soldiers, Ben Marco, Ed Malvole, Bobby Lembeck, Andrew Hanley and Raymond Shaw to her “garden club.” From the start, it is clear all is not as it should be…Read more...
Artistic Director Dale Johnson gives us a preview of the company’s 53rd world or American premiere opera.Read more...
Stage Director Kevin Newbury gives insight on the look and feel of The Manchurian Candidate.Read more...
Get an overview of the characters and music, historical and cultural context for the opera and hear performances by Minnesota Opera Resident Artists. Enjoy this free, fun and informative half-hour session one hour before your performance.Read more...
New Works Initiative
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