In 1963, the commission of Minnesota composer Dominick Argento’s The Masque of Angels (pictured above) sparked the creation of a small Twin Cities opera company spotlighting the rare and avant-garde. Fifty five years later, Minnesota Opera is a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs, and new works.
Minnesota Opera, led by President and General Director Ryan Taylor, combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists, enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of the community.
Mission, Vision, Values
Learn more about who we are, our mission to advance the art of opera.
Minnesota Opera’s roots were first planted when the Walker Art Center commissioned Dominick Argento to compose an opera.
Staff & Board
Meet the people working behind the scenes to bring world class opera to Minnesota.
Jobs & Auditions
Exciting work that makes a difference with colleagues and mentors at the top of their fields.
New Works Initiative
Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative (NWI) continues to invigorate the operatic art form with an infusion of contemporary works.
The Arts Partnership is a national model for how arts organizations can thrive together.