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 opening night 3-, 4-, or 5-opera subscriptions.
    • NEW! Tempo subscribers get free exchanges, subject to availability.
  • Savings of up to 70% off 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.
  • Admittance 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.


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 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).

  • Romeo & Juliet
    • Saturday, September 24 at 8pm (opening night with After Party)
    • Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30pm
  • Das Rheingold
    • Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party)
    • Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm
  • Diana’s Garden
    • Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party)
    • Saturday, January 28 at 7:30pm
  • Dinner at Eight
    • Saturday, March 11 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party)
    • Saturday, March 18 at 7:30pm
  • La Bohème
    • Saturday, May 6 at 7:30pm (opening night with After Party)
    • Saturday, May 13 at 7:30pm (with After Party)
    • Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30pm
    • Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm
    • 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.

  • Ryan Taylor + Resident Artists Welcome Concert                                    Friday, September 9
  • Social Science: Eye Candy                                                                         Thursday, October 6
  • Brats, Brew, and Baritones                                                                         Thursday, October 20
  • Behind the Curtain: Romeo & Juliet                                                         Wednesday, September 14
  • After Party: Romeo & Juliet                                                                       Saturday, September 24
  • Tempo Happy Hour                                                                                    Wednesday, November 2
  • Behind the Curtain: Das Rheingold                                                           Wednesday, November 2
  • After Party: Das Rheingold                                                                         Saturday, November 12
  • Behind the Curtain: Diana’s Garden                                                          Wednesday, January 11
  • After Party: Diana’s Garden                                                                        Saturday, January 21
  • Tempo Happy Hour                                                                                    Wednesday, March 1
  • Behind the Curtain: Dinner at Eight                                                           Wednesday, March 1
  • After Party: Dinner at Eight                                                                         Saturday, March 11
  • Cabaret                                                                                                        Saturday, April 8
  • Behind the Curtain: La Bohème                                                                Wednesday, April 19
  • After Party: La Bohème                                                                               Saturday, May 6
  • After Party: La Bohème                                                                               Saturday, May 13


Connect with Tempo and Minnesota Opera

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





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

Tempo Board of Directors 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