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:

    • Save up to 76% on one or two opening night 3-opera subscriptions.
    • Save 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.

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.


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.


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).

  • Diana’s Garden
    • Thursday, January 26 at 7:30pm
    • 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
    • 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.

  • Love Sublime: A Shuffle Concert
    • Saturday, February 11
  • Tempo Happy Hour
  • 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


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
Brad Benoit
Liz Brenner
Eric Broker, Staff Liaison
Kamruz Darabi
Kara Eliason, Programming Co-chair
Emily Engel
Sarah Fowler
Mark Giga
Laura Green Chaffee
Brian Halaas, Audience Development Chair
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!


Previous 2016-17 Tempo Special Events

  • Resident Artists Welcome Concert (Tempo Subscribers)
    • Friday, September 9
  • Behind the Curtain: Romeo & Juliet
    • Wednesday, September 14
  • Season Preview with Ryan Taylor
    • Sunday, September 18
  • After Party: Romeo & Juliet
    • Saturday, September 24
  • Social Science Night: Eye Candy (Science Museum of Minnesota)
    • Thursday, October 6


  • 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