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. Over fifty-five years later, Minnesota Opera is a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs, and new works.

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Who We Are

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Minnesota Opera’s roots were first planted when the Walker Art Center commissioned Dominick Argento to compose an opera.

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.

Diversity Charter

MN Opera believes that pursuing anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices enhances the beauty and power of the form itself, and amplifies the tremendous artistry cultivated in our musical storytelling.

Arts Partnership

The Arts Partnership is a national model for how arts organizations can thrive together.

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