2020 Digital Opera Series

Music brings us closer together even when we’re far apart. From Minnesota Opera world premieres to time-honored favorites, listen to these full-length Minnesota Opera performances as broadcasts on Classical Minnesota Public Radio or streaming on-demand here.

See the full schedule and what’s currently streaming below.


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Wagner’s Das Rheingold

The epic Ring Cycle’s prologue’s first-ever performance at Minnesota Opera.

Conductor, Michael Christie; Wotan, Greer Grimsley; Alberich, Nathan Berg; Erda, Denyce Graves; Fricka, Katharine Goeldner

Das Rheingold is no longer available.


The Shining

Music by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the novel by Stephen King

Thursday, May 21-Sunday, July 5 – Available for Streaming Online

The critically acclaimed Minnesota original inspired by Stephen King’s best-selling novel.

Conductor, Michael Christie; Jack Torrance, Brian Mulligan; Wendy Torrance, Kelly Kaduce





Massenet’s Thaïs

Thursday, May 28 at 7pm – Classical MPR Broadcast
Thursday, May 28-Sunday, July 12 – Available for Streaming Online

A sensual and melodic creation that explores the passion of the flesh and salvation of the soul.

Conductor, Christopher Franklin; Thaïs, Kelly Kaduce; Athanaël, Lucas Meachem; Nicias, Gerard Schneider



The Fix

Music by Joel Puckett
Libretto by Eric Simonson

Thursday, June 4-Friday, July 19 – Streaming Online

A tale of epic proportions set against the backdrop of America’s favorite pastime.

Conductor, Timothy Myers; “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Joshua Dennis; Ring Lardner, Kelly Markgraf; Arnold “Chick” Gandil, Wei Wu





Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Thursday, June 11 at 7pm – Classical MPR Broadcast
Thursday, June 11-Sunday, July 26 – Available for Streaming Online

All is fair in love and war in this infectious rendition of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors.

Conductor, Michael Christie; Count Almaviva, Jacques Imbrailo; Countess Almaviva, Johanni van Oostrom; Figaro, Richard Ollarsaba; Susanna, Angela Mortellaro



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