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!

Not sure you are ready to purchase a full membership? Check out Tempo Tuesday BOGO nights and get a taste of Tempo.


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.
  • 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 Minnesota Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669, M-F: 10am-5pm.  


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. 

  • 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


2017-2018 Tempo Performance Dates

NEW! Tempo has expanded performance dates eligible for the Tempo discount. Here are the dates currently being offered to Tempo members this season (subject to change). Individual tickets are now on sale. 

  • Dead Man Walking
    • Saturday, January 27 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party) 
    • Tuesday, January 30 at 7:30pm (Tempo BOGO Night)
  • Rigoletto
    • Saturday, March 17 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party) 
    • Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30pm (Tempo BOGO Night)
    • Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm
    • Saturday, March 31 at 7:30pm 
  • Thaïs
    • Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party) 
    • Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30pm (Tempo BOGO Night)

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.

For more information on Tempo Tuesday BOGO nights click here


Tempo Special Events

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


Purchase your Tempo membership and tickets today!


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Tempo Board of Volunteers








Carrie Anderson
Thomas Bakken, Chair
Liz Brenner, Programming Co-chair
Eric Broker, Staff Liaison
Kamruz Darabi
Katie Eiser
Kara Eliason Dorsey, Vice Chair
Emily Engel, Secretary
Sarah Fowler, Audience Development Chair
Mark Giga
Laura Green Chaffee
Alison Jarzyna
Veronica Mason, Treasurer
Kristin Matejcek, Staff Liaison
Luke Olson
Aimee Tritt, Programming Co-chair
Julia Wilcox

Get to know our Board and Committee Chairs!