Opera Gala 2014


Prepare to experience the rush of the Golden West at Opera Gala 2014 followed by the opening night performance of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West. Gala attendees will feast on a Western-inspired, black tie dinner, and after toasting the cast of the show, return to a transformed space for an incredibly creative and “will be talked about” Red Hot Gold Rush After Party co-presented with Minnesota Opera’s young professionals group, Tempo.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 


The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market Street

St. Paul, MN 55102



Gala Co-Chairs

Stephanie Prem

Linda Singh


After Party Chair

Wayne Zink


After Party Committee

Michael Belkin

Brendan Bujold

Lauren Hertz

Amy Walsh Kern

Michael Moore

Linda Singh

William White

Brian Woolsey

Schedule of Events


Valet Parking Begins


Social Hour (Black Tie – Western Finery Admired)


Dinner and Fund-a-Dream Live Reverse Auction


Curtain for La fanciulla del West


VIP Champagne Reception with Artists


Red Hot Gold Rush After Party



Tickets are $375/person. Includes social hour, dinner, VIP champagne reception with the artists, and admittance to the Red Hot Gold Rush after party. Does not include performance ticket. $180 is tax-deductible. A table of 8 is available for $7,500. Includes 8 spots to the social hour and dinner, 8 performance tickets for La fanciulla del West, and admittance for 8 to the VIP champagne reception with the artists and Red Hot Gold Rush After Party. $5,940 is tax-deductible less the value of performance tickets needed.

To purchase tickets to Opera Gala 2014, please contact Emily at [email protected] or call 612-342-9553 .

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a contribution to Opera Gala 2014, please consider a Fund-a-Dream gift in support of the Resident Artist Program. 



Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artist Program (RAP), now in its eighteenth year, is nationally acclaimed for its exceptional training of a select group of artists in the early stages of their careers. These educational efforts also extend to talented young conductors, directors, stage managers, accompanists, voice coaches and artistic administrators.

The results of the RAP have been impressive. Minnesota Opera’s graduates now sing on the great opera stages of the world. They bring new energy to the art form, and with your help, they will be the new stars of tomorrow. Please consider a donation. This important mission will be featured in the live reverse auction.

To make a gift, please contact Emily at [email protected] or call 612-342-9553.


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Attendees of Opera Gala 2014 and Red Hot Gold Rush After Party agree they may be photographed and/or videoed during the event. Attendance constitutes permission and consent for this photography and subsequent usage by Minnesota Opera.

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