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.


Purchase your Tempo membership and tickets today!


Tempo Membership Benefits

As a Tempo member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Savings of up to 76% on one or two opening night 3-opera subscriptions.
  • Savings of up to 70% on one or two individual show tickets on select performance dates. See current dates below.
  • Invitations to Tempo Nights Out.
  • Discounts on Tempo events and Behind the Curtain previews.
  • 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 select Minnesota Opera’s opening night performances, available in 3-, 4- or 5-opera packages as well as on a show-by-show basis. See pricing below. 
  • Opera Insights — free, fun, and informative sessions held one hour before every show.
  • Admission to the members-only Tempo Intermission Lounge (opening nights only).
  • Exclusive invitations to After Parties (as noted below) or happy hours prior to select performances.


Use it once and it pays for itself!
Tempo memberships can be purchased anytime
throughout the season. Your membership will pay
for itself after purchasing just one pair of tickets
to a Minnesota Opera production.


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


2016-2017 Tempo Performance Dates

NEW! Tempo has expanded performance dates eligible for the Tempo discount. Here are the current dates being offered to Tempo members (subject to change).

  • La Bohème
    • Saturday, May 6 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party) – Nearly Sold Out
    • Saturday, May 13 at 7:30pm – Limited Availability
    • Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm – BEST AVAILABILITY
    • Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm – BEST AVAILABILITY
    • Friday, May 19 at 7:30pm – BEST AVAILABILITY

Performance dates eligible for the Tempo discount may sell out and additional performances may be added. Notifications of these changes will be sent via e-mail.


Tempo Special Events

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

  • Behind the Curtain: La Bohème
    • Wednesday, April 19
  • After Party: La Bohème
    • Saturday, May 6


2017-2018 Tempo SUBSCRIPTION Dates

Tempo members save big on opening nights. NEW! Subscribe for all 5 operas for the biggest savings and keep your seat(s) from season to season. 

2017-18 Opening Night subscription dates are:

  • Don Pasquale: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8pm
  • The Marriage of Figaro: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Dead Man Walking: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm
  • Rigoletto: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
  • Thaïs: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm


Purchase your Tempo membership and tickets today!


Connect with Tempo and Minnesota Opera


The Minnesota Opera Ticket Office
M-F, 10am-5pm




Tempo Board of Directors and Committee Members








Thomas Bakken, Programming Co-chair
Liz Brenner
Eric Broker, Staff Liaison
Kamruz Darabi
Kara Eliason Dorsey, Programming Co-chair
Emily Engel
Sarah Fowler, Treasurer
Mark Giga
Laura Green Chaffee
Veronica Mason
Kristin Matejcek, Staff Liaison
Jana Sackmeister, Social Media Specialist
Rhonda Skoby, Chair
Aimee Tritt, Secretary
Julia Wilcox

Get to know our Board and Committee Chairs!

Tempo is now accepting board applications for the 2017-2018 season. To apply please fill out this form and return it with your resume to tempo@mnopera.org by May 9, 2017. 


Previous 2016-17 Tempo Special Events


  • Tempo Happy Hour at Clubhouse Jäger
    • Wednesday, October 26
  • Behind the Curtain: Das Rheingold
    • Wednesday, October 26
  • Tempo Halloween Party: Opera Style
    • Monday, October 31
  • Behind the Curtain: Diana’s Garden
    • Wednesday, January 11
  • After Party: Diana’s Garden
    • Saturday, January 21