Taste of Opera: Tosca


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

Classical MPR’s Alison Young hosts this Taste of Opera, an engaging look at Tosca with special guests Leonardo Capalbo and Stephen Powell.

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Alison Young Leonardo Capalbo Stephen Powell

Live for art. Live for love. A fiery prima donna, an idealistic artist and a manipulative chief of police find themselves entangled in a web of drama in this spellbinding classic. Tosca’s allegiance to her lover, Cavaradossi, is put to the ultimate test by the obsessive Scarpia who will stop at nothing to possess her. This magnificent tale of deceit, love and honor brims with sumptuous music and unforgettable arias.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 42 minutes, including two intermissions.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Mimosas, brunch, and program

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Transportation to Ordway

345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Tosca Performance

Return transportation provided immediately following the opera.


Taste of Opera packages are $85 per person and include an opera ticket (valued up to $200), brunch with beverages, transportation, and gratuities)

Already have an opera ticket? Add brunch and transportation for just $55.

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

RSVP by March 16.


Breakfast Table

Eggs, waffles, bacon, sausages and more

Carving Station

2 meats: beef, lamb, poultry or ham

Salad Table

Mixed greens with assorted toppings, side salads, fresh fruit, poached salmon, lox, grilled vegetables, cheeses and breads

Hot Buffet

An assortment of meats, fish and vegetables

Dessert Table

An assortment of desserts

Buffet Includes

Orange juice, house wine, house champagne, sparkling apple cider and mimosa



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