Taste of Opera: Rusalka


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!

Classical MPR’s Melissa Ousley hosts this Taste of Opera, an engaging look at Rusalka with special guests Dale Johnson and Heidi Spesard-Noble

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Melissa Ousley Dale Johnson Heidi Spesard-Noble

Rusalka, a beautiful water nymph, falls in love with a prince, sacrificing her voice in return for entry into his human world. But betrayal condemns her to eternal solitude. Dvorak juxtaposes the mortal and the mythical with beautiful folk melodies and luminous arias, including Rusalka’s heartbreaking “Song to the Moon.” Kelly Kaduce returns to the stage in a reprisal of Minnesota Opera’s critically acclaimed production.

Preliminary run time of 3 hours and 1 minute, including two intermissions.

Sung in Czech with English translations projected above the stage


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dinner and program at The University Club of St. Paul

420 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102


Transportation to Ordway
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102


Rusalka performance
Return transportation provided immediately following the opera.



Taste of Opera packages are $94 per person and include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), a three-course dinner with wine, transportation, and all gratuities.

Already have an opera ticket? Add dinner and transportation for just $64.

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


*Taste of Opera: Rusalka is sold out. Please check out mnopera.org/taste for information regarding Taste of Opera events for future productions.


*The Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade takes place January, 28, 2016 at 6pm. Please allow additional time for parking if you are attending this evening’s performance of Rusalka and Taste of Opera: Rusalka. More information here.



First Course

Mixed greens salad with dinner roll

Second Course

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Sauteed Spinach, Sage Brown Butter Sauce


Marinated and Grilled Chicken Breast

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Wild Arugula, Chicken Jus


Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake

Rich, dense butter and bittersweet chocolate cake topped with silky chocolate ganache

Served with whipped cream and fresh berries


Choice of a Glass of Red or White Wine, Coffee, Tea, or Iced Tea

Cash bar available


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