Season Musical Highlights

The Abduction from the Seraglio

September 26 – October 4, 2020

The Abduction from the Seraglio is the work that put Mozart on the map as a composer of opera. Perhaps the most famous selection in the opera is the long and elaborate “Martern aller Arten” (“Tortures of all kinds”) for Konstanze, an outstanding challenge for sopranos.

Eugene Onegin

October 31 – November 8, 2020

Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a more dramatic nature. Principal numbers include Olga’s “Ah, Tanya, Tanya,” Tatyana’s Letter Aria (“Let me die, but first”), and Onegin’s “Were I a man whom fate intended” in Act 1; the waltz and Lensky’s “Where have you gone, O golden days of my spring” in Act 2; and the polonaise and Onegin and Tatyana’s duet “All men surrender to Love’s power” in Act 3.


February 13 – February 21, 2021

Prior to the world premiere, Glimmerglass Festival Artistic and General Director Francesca Zambello moderated a discussion with the Blue’s creators, composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson. It also features members of the world premiere cast performing highlights from this new opera with a timely message ripped from today’s headlines.


March 27 – April 11, 2021

In Cinderella, check out the moment the protagonist and her “Prince Charming” initially meet and experience love at first sight (“Un soave non so che”). And then, take a listen to the final scene, in which our heroine, at her wedding to the Prince, rejoices at the thought that she shall never again be obliged to do thankless servile labor (“Non piu mesta”).

The Shining

May 15 – May 23, 2021

One of Minnesota Opera’s most well-received new works of all time, The Shining transported audiences to the infamous Overlook Hotel for a thrilling musical experience. Check out clips from the world premiere staging before you come to see the piece in May 2021.

Here we are

I never stopped loving you

Ah … Delbert Grady

Have a drink Jacky boy

Act 1 Finale

We husbands and fathers

All will be fine

What do you want with my son


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