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, 9am-6pm.
Tempo has been building the next generation of opera-goers over the last decade through intimate, memorable and affordable experiences. Save these dates for our upcoming events!
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 except “ZsaZsa Magnifique!” are included in the price of your Tempo tickets.
- Arabella (Strauss): Nov. 9, 7:30pm
- Macbeth (Verdi): Jan. 25, 7:30pm
- The Dream of Valentino (Argento): Mar. 1, 7:30pm
- The Magic Flute (Mozart): Apr. 12, 7:30pm and Apr. 18, 7:30pm
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 classes are ideal for first-time opera goers and long-term fans alike.
- 9.9.13 Manon Lescaut
- 10.21.13 Arabella
- 1.13.14 Macbeth – 5pm at The Freehouse
- 2.17.14 The Dream of Valentino – 5pm at The Tangiers
- 3.31.14 The Magic Flute - 5pm at The Freehouse
Admission: Cash bar and food available for purchase at happy hour locations. RSVP required via firstname.lastname@example.org. Behind the Curtain ticket $15/Tempo member, $35/general admission. Happy Hours begin at 5pm; Behind the Curtain events begin at 7pm.
Tempo Special Events
- Tap Into Tempo, October 15, 6-9pm
- Kabarett, April 26, 7pm – More information coming soon!
Tempo Board of Directors
Jennifer Engel, Marketing Chair
Ben Jones, Programming Co-Chair
Carolina Lamas, Secretary
Kristin Matejcek, Staff Liaison
Megan Mehl, Board Chair
Polina Saprygina, Programming Co-Chair
Rhonda Skoby, Vice Chair
Jenna Wolf, Membership Chair