Tempo – Young Professionals Group


What is Tempo?

Tempo is a membership program for both new and seasoned opera-goers ages 21-39. Your $50 Tempo membership includes exciting benefits to help you get acquainted with Minnesota Opera.


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Tempo Membership Benefits

As a Tempo member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Savings of up to 76% off of opening night tickets.
  • Invitations to Tempo Nights Out + After Parties.
  • Discounts on Tempo events and Behind the Curtain education classes.
  • Opportunities to meet the singers and creative team behind each production at select events.


Tempo Night Out Includes:

  • Up to two steeply discounted tickets for Minnesota Opera’s opening night performances. Purchase a 3-, 4- or 5-opera Tempo subscription and save even more! See pricing below. 
  • Opera Insights— free, fun and informative sessions held one hour before every show.
  • Admittance to the members-only Tempo Intermission Lounge.
  • Exclusive invitations to After Parties, where you can brush elbows with performers and other Tempo members in an entertaining and relaxed atmosphere.


Tempo Price Chart 2014-150

To purchase Tempo tickets or opera packages, call the Minnesota Opera Ticket Office at 612-333-6669, M–F, 10am-5pm.  


Tempo Special Events

Tempo has been building the next generation of opera-goers over the last decade through intimate, memorable and affordable experiences. 


Tempo Nights Out + After Parties

Your Tempo tickets give you access to the exclusive Intermission Lounge and After Parties immediately following these performances. All After Parties are included in the price of your Tempo tickets and hosted by Sakura, except the season-opening Gala.


Tempo Happy Hour + Behind the Curtain

Meet up at a North Loop neighborhood hot spot for cocktails and nosh. Then head over to the Minnesota Opera Center just blocks away for Behind the Curtain. Get the inside scoop as opera experts and members of the cast and creative team lead discussions exploring the music, history and design of each opera. Behind the Curtain events are ideal for first-time opera goers and long-term fans alike. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time; these events sell out quickly.

Admission: Cash bar and food available for purchase at happy hour locations. RSVP required via tempo@mnopera.org. Behind the Curtain tickets: $15/Tempo member, $35/general admission. Happy Hours begin at 5pm; Behind the Curtain events begin at 7pm.

Connect with Tempo on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the program? Call 612-342-9580 or email tempo@mnopera.org.


Tempo Board of Directors and Committee Members

Tempo represents the next generation of opera-goers and is vital to Minnesota Opera’s future success. If you would like to become more involved by volunteering, please consider joining the Tempo Board or a Committee of the Board.

2016–2017 Tempo Board applications are now being taken to fill a limited numbers of positions. Please complete the application and submit it to tempo@mnopera.org by Friday, April 29.

Tempo Director Application

Tempo Committee Member Application

2015–2016 Tempo Board and Committee Members:

Thomas Bakken, Programming Chair

Brad Benoit

Eric Broker, Staff Liaison

Kamruz Darabi

Melissa Daul

Alexis DuPlessis, Secretary

Kara Eliason

Jennifer Engel, Chair

Mark Giga

Laura Green

Brian Halaas

Kristin Matejcek, Staff Liaison

Faris Rashid, Treasurer

Chrissi Reimer, Membership Chair

Jana Sackmeister, Marketing Chair

Rhonda Skoby

Aimee Tritt