Taste of Opera: Dinner at Eight


Enhance your opera-going experience with Taste of Opera – a pre-show dinner and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy an all-inclusive evening out!

Join us on Saturday, March 18 as Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Julie Amacher takes an engaging look at Dinner at Eight with Dinner at Eight librettist Mark Campbell and conductor David Agler.


Julie Amacher Mark Campbell David Agler







You're invited!

Manhattan socialite Millicent Jordan plans the perfect dinner party, but as her guests arrive, business intrigues and romantic entanglements are brought to light in this 1930s-era comedy. Dinner at Eight is a winning new work that charmingly weds American musical theater and opera.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 6 minutes, including one intermission.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.


Saturday, March 18, 2017


Doors open


Dinner and Program

The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102


Depart for the Ordway

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102


Dinner at Eight Performance



Taste of Opera packages are $115 per person and include an opera ticket (valued at $125), dinner with beverages, and gratuities. Already have an opera ticket? Add the dinner and program for just $75.

To order, call Minnesota Opera Ticket Office Assistant Brian Johnson-Weyl at 612-342-9563, M-F, 10am-5pm.

RSVP by Monday, March 13 at 5pm.



First Course

Seasonal Salad


Second Course

Beef Short Rib

Braised Beef Short Rib with Saffron Risotto, Braising Reduction, Sautéed Mushrooms, Roasted Baby Carrots


Chicken Amaretto

Frenched Chicken Breast, Acorn Squash Risotto with Amaretto Cream sauce and Asparagus


Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce, Seared Mushrooms and Asparagus Fricassée, and Parmesan Shards (Vegetarian option)



Chocolate Bombe with Raspberry Sauce



All entrees include a glass of red or white wine, rolls, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, iced tea or milk.


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