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.
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.
- Sept. 26, 2015 at 8pm: Ariadne auf Naxos
- Nov. 14, 2015 at 7:30pm: The Magic Flute
- Jan. 23, 2016 at 7:30pm: Rusalka
- Mar. 12, 2016 at 7:30pm: Tosca
- May 7, 2016 at 7:30pm: The Shining
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.
- Sept. 23, 2015 at 7pm: Ariadne auf Naxos – The Freehouse
- Nov. 11, 2015 at 7pm: The Magic Flute – Vieux Carré – (please note this Behind the Curtain takes place at the Ordway Music Theater)
- Jan. 13, 2016 at 7pm: Rusalka – Smack Shack
- Feb. 24, 2016 at 7pm: Tosca – Parlour
- April 6, 2016 at 7pm: The Shining – Red Cow
Admission: Cash bar and food available for purchase at happy hour locations. RSVP required via firstname.lastname@example.org. Behind the Curtain tickets: $15/Tempo member, $35/general admission. Happy Hours begin at 5pm; Behind the Curtain events begin at 7pm.
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.
2015–2016 Tempo Board applications are now closed. Please check back for more information next spring!
2015–2016 Tempo Board and Committee Members:
Thomas Bakken, Programming Chair
Eric Broker, Staff Liaison
Alexis DuPlessis, Secretary
Jennifer Engel, Chair
Kristin Matejcek, Staff Liaison
Faris Rashid, Treasurer
Chrissi Reimer, Membership Chair
Jana Sackmeister, Marketing Chair