Thank you for being a part of the 2016-2017 season at Minnesota Opera!
The story of Minnesota Opera is a tale for the ages. Since its founding in 1963, the company has become a national leader in the creation of celebrated live performances that enhance and elevate the artistic experiences of our audiences and our community.
As we look ahead to the remainder of the 2016-2017 season, we reflect for a moment on the tremendous success of last season. It was a year of incredible achievements, thanks, in large part, to our patrons and supporters. Three of the five productions were sold-out and last year’s world premiere, The Shining, was sold-out in the standing room areas too – a first for Minnesota Opera. In addition, The Shining successfully introduced a new, young audience to the art form; 50% of the audience was under 50 years old.
Our new production of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold marks a tremendous milestone. The production of this tour-de-force opera signifies a healthy and vivacious opera company and local arts community as a whole. Because of its large scope, the Das Rheingold production employs over 150 artists, musicians, crew members, designers, and craftsmen, mostly from Minnesota. This production is possible because of our generous community and successful history of producing innovative productions.
Minnesota Opera could not be more grateful for the audience’s great-hearted participation in our success. It is because of you and for you that every note is sung, every seam is stitched, and every individual is touched by the power of the art we see on stage.
Thank you for providing the vital support behind every artist, student and production at Minnesota Opera.
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