Community Events

We can’t wait to see you at one of our upcoming events in celebration of our 55th anniversary season!

  • MN Opera @ Books & Bars

    When: Tuesday, September 26 at 5pm
                Tuesday, October 24 at 5pm 
                Tuesday, January 23 at 5pm

    What: This open book club perfectly combines opera, literature, and beer! Join moderator Jeff Kamin and special guests, including Minnesota Opera President and General Director Ryan Taylor, for food, libations, and engaging conversations on books related to MN Opera’s 55th anniversary season. All are welcome to this moderated, opera-infused reinvention of the book club.

    Where: The Happy Gnome • 498 Selby Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55102

    How: Admission is free, but an RSVP is required.

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  • Behind the Curtain: Don Pasquale

    When: Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm

    What: Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event, held at the Minnesota Opera Center in Minneapolis, will feature an informative discussion lead by Stage Director Chuck Hudson and Minnesota Opera’s new Music Director, Allen Perriello.

    Where: Minnesota Opera Center • 620 North First Street • Minneapolis, MN 55401

    How: Tickets are $15. Available now!

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  • Voices of Opera: Final Performance (Bloomington)

    When: Friday, September 29 at 7pm

    What: Minnesota Opera is proud to announce its inaugural season of Voices of Opera! This opera chorus for adults 55+ will sing famous operatic excerpts and other choral favorites. This performance – the culmination of several months of rehearsal – will delight audiences of all ages.

    Where: Artistry Theater • Bloomington Center for the Arts • 1800 West Old Shakopee Road • Bloomington, MN 55431

    How: Tickets on sale date TBD.

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  • 55th Anniversary Celebration

    When: Sunday, October 1 at 2pm

    What: The 55th Anniversary Celebration offers a free sneak preview of Minnesota Opera’s 55th anniversary season hosted by President and General Director Ryan Taylor and Artistic Director Dale Johnson. The program features excerpts from each of this season’s productions and a variety of other opera selections.

    Where: Music Theater at the Ordway • 345 Washington St. • St. Paul, MN 55102 

    How: Tickets available now! Get yours here.

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  • Taste of Opera: Don Pasquale

    When: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11am

    What: Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show meal and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at Don Pasquale with opera experts from Minnesota Opera as well as members of the cast and creative team. 

    Taste of Opera packages are $90 per person and include an opera ticket (valued up to $150), brunch with beverages, gratuities, and transportation. Already have an opera ticket? Add the brunch and program for just $50.

    Where: The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis • 410 Oak Grove Street • Minneapolis, MN 55403

    How: To order, call Minnesota Opera Patron Services Coordinator Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm.

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  • The Sphinx Virtuosi

    When: Sunday, October 22 at 3pm

    What: The Sphinx Virtuosi is one of America’s most dynamic string ensembles, comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical string soloists who are all alumni of the prestigious Sphinx Competition for young American string players. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, this 18-piece self-conducted ensemble will perform an exciting program of concerti through the ages including Vaughan Williams’ Concerto Grosso, the newly commissioned Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello, and Strings, by award-winning composer Jimmy Lopez, along with Delights and Dances by Michael Abels and Beethoven’s timeless Grosse Fugue

    Co-presented by the Arts Partnership (The Ordway, Minnesota Opera, The Schubert Club, and the SPCO)

    Where: Concert Hall at the Ordway • 345 Washington St. • St. Paul, MN 55102 

    How: Tickets on sale now!

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  • Behind the Curtain: The Marriage of Figaro

    When: Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm

    What: Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event, held at the Minnesota Opera Center in Minneapolis, will feature talks and informative discussions with members of the cast and creative team.

    Where: Minnesota Opera Center • 620 North First Street • Minneapolis, MN 55401

    How: Tickets are $15. Available now!

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  • Voices of Opera: Final Performance (Minneapolis)

    When: Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm

    What: Minnesota Opera is proud to announce its inaugural season of Voices of Opera! This opera chorus for adults 55+ will sing famous operatic excerpts and other choral favorites. This performance – the culmination of several months of rehearsal – will delight audiences of all ages.

    Where: American Swedish Institute • 2600 Park Avenue • Minneapolis, MN 55407

    How: This performance is free and open to the public.

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  • Taste of Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

    When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5pm

    What: Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show meal and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at The Marriage of Figaro with opera experts from Minnesota Opera as well as members of the cast and creative team. 

    Taste of Opera packages include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), a three-course meal with wine, transportation, and all gratuities. Already have an opera ticket? Add meal and transportation.

    Where: The Saint Paul Hotel • 350 Market Street • St. Paul, MN 55102

    How: To order, call Minnesota Opera Patron Services Coordinator Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm.

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  • Voices of Opera: Final Performance (Red Wing)

    When: Thursday, November 16 at 7pm

    What: Minnesota Opera is proud to announce its inaugural season of Voices of Opera! This opera chorus for adults 55+ will sing famous operatic excerpts and other choral favorites. This performance – the culmination of several months of rehearsal – will delight audiences of all ages.

    Where: Sheldon Theatere • 443 West 3rd Street • Red Wing, MN 55066

    How: Tickets on sale date TBD.

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  • Project Opera Winter Concert

    When: Saturday, December 9 at 3pm

    What: Join us this December for Project Opera’s Annual Winter Concert. Hosted by Augsburg University, the performance will feature both our Ragazzi and Giovani groups performing works by Heggie, Dove, and Verdi as well as excerpts from our upcoming opera Odyssey by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke. The concert will last approximately one hour and is free of charge.

    Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program for talented young singers. Project Opera students also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions.

    Where: Augsburg University Hoversten Chapel 625 22nd Avenue South • Minneapolis, MN 55454

    How: Admission is free. A free will offering is appreciated

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  • Behind the Curtain: Dead Man Walking

    When: Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm

    What: Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event, held at the Minnesota Opera Center in Minneapolis, will feature talks and informative discussions with members of the cast and creative team.

    Where: Minnesota Opera Center • 620 North First Street • Minneapolis, MN 55401

    How: Tickets are $15. Available now!

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  • Dead Man Walking Film Screening at Trylon Microcinema

    When: January 24-25 at 7pm & 9:30pm

    What: Before you see the opera, come see the Oscar-winning film that inspired our upcoming production of Dead Man Walking, Jake Heggie’s heartbreaking modern classic and the most-performed new opera of the 21st century.

    Trylon’s base of operations, the Trylon Cinema, screens classic films six nights a week. They operate a pair of Century Model SA 35mm projectors with lenses for all film formats, as well as a state of the art NEC 2K DCI-compliant digital projector and 8 channel sound. Our auditorium has 100 seats (installed new in 2017), plus spaces for up to four wheelchairs.

    Where: Trylon Microcinema • 2820 East 33rd Street • Minneapolis, MN 55406

    How: Tickets on sale soon!

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  • Behind the Curtain: Rigoletto

    When: Wednesday, March 7 at 7pm

    What: Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event, held at the Minnesota Opera Center in Minneapolis, will feature talks and informative discussions with members of the cast and creative team.

    Where: Minnesota Opera Center • 620 North First Street • Minneapolis, MN 55401

    How: Tickets are $15. Available now!

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  • Taste of Opera: Rigoletto

    When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5pm

    What: Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show meal and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at Rigoletto with opera experts from Minnesota Opera as well as members of the cast and creative team. 

    Taste of Opera packages include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), a three-course meal with wine, transportation, and all gratuities. Already have an opera ticket? Add meal and transportation.

    Where: The University Club of St. Paul • 420 Summit Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55102

    How: To order, call Minnesota Opera Patron Services Coordinator Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm.

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  • Resident Artist Program 20th Anniversary Event

    When: Sunday, April 8, Time TBA

    What: The Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program 20th Anniversary Event honors the legacy and accomplishments of the company’s esteemed training program founded by Artistic Director Dale Johnson. Surprise guests perform an eclectic musical program that promises a memorable concert in support of the past, current and future members of the highly selective program for artists and administrators. The program offers a full season of employment for talented artists, bridging the gap between their formal education and the beginning of their professional careers, and has grown into one of North America’s premier training programs.

    Where: Concert Hall at the Ordway • 345 Washington St. • St. Paul, MN 55102 

    How: On sale date TBA.

  • Behind the Curtain: Thaïs

    When: Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm

    What: Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event, held at the Minnesota Opera Center in Minneapolis, will feature talks and informative discussions with members of the cast and creative team.

    Where: Minnesota Opera Center • 620 North First Street • Minneapolis, MN 55401

    How: Tickets are $15. Available now!

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  • Taste of Opera: Thaïs

    When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5pm

    What: Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show meal and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at Thaïs with opera experts from Minnesota Opera as well as members of the cast and creative team. 

    Taste of Opera packages include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), a three-course meal with wine, transportation, and all gratuities. Already have an opera ticket? Add meal and transportation.

    Where: Vieux Carré • 408 St. Peter Street • St. Paul, MN 55102

    How: To order, call Minnesota Opera Patron Services Coordinator Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm.

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