Taste of Opera: La Traviata

Minnesota Opera’s Taste of Opera series enhances your opera-going experience with a delicious meal and a relaxed conversation with special guests from Classical MPR and the world of opera. Whether you’re new to opera or a dedicated enthusiast, this all-inclusive night out is a welcome break from your routine.

Taste of Opera packages are $115 and include:

  • Pre-show dinner with wine
  • Pre-show talk with special guests from MN Opera, hosted by MPR’s Julie Amacher
  • One ticket to the opera (valued at up to $160)

Purchase by 5pm on Tuesday, May 14 to guarantee your seat.

Taste of Opera: La Traviata takes place on Thursday, May 16 at 5pm at the historic Saint Paul Hotel. Its unique charm and beautiful atmosphere are a perfect excuse for a weeknight date or a chance to meet new friends who love food, wine, culture, and conversation. And you can leave the logistics to us!


Schedule of Events

Dinner and program at The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St, St. Paul

Head across the street to The Ordway
345 Washington St, St. Paul

La Traviata performance begins



Salad: Hearts of Romaine with Grilled Herb Bread and Traditional Caesar Dressing

Entrée: Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken Breast served with Sundried Tomato Tapenade, Sautéed Quinoa, Roasted Red Peppers, and Grilled Asparagus (Gluten-free) OR Ricotta Stuffed Cannelloni, Vegetable Puttanesca Sauce, Pesto, and Asparagus (Vegetarian)

Dessert: Chocolate Bombe with Raspberry Sauce

All entrées include your choice of one glass of wine, beer, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, iced tea, or milk. Cash bar is available.


About La Traviata

This opera inspired the movies Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman. Its sumptuous melodies and timeless depiction of tragic love have made La Traviata an undeniable favorite for generations.


Special Guests

Julie Amacher, Program Director at Classical MPR

Priti Gandhi, Chief Artistic Officer at MN Opera

Allen Perriello, Head of Music at MN Opera


For questions or to purchase your package by phone, call Minnesota Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669, M-F, 10am-5pm. Space is limited. Please purchase your package by Thursday, May 9th at 5pm.

When ordering your package, please indicate any food allergies and with whom you wish to be seated.

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