MNOP Opening Night Gala

Sold out the past three years, Minnesota Opera’s Opening Night Gala is guaranteed to transform lives – from audiences to artists to young people whose music education begins with MN Opera. Come walk the red carpet, be transported to Mount Olympus, and attend the opening of Strauss’ Elektra. This year, we honor Lucy Rosenberry Jones and James Johnson for their philanthropic efforts and many years of support at MN Opera.

The MNOP Gala 2019 is affectionately referred to as “opera’s biggest night out” and is an event unlike any other. All funds raised support youth education programs at MN Opera.

Registration for the 2019 MN Opera Opening Night Gala is now closed.

The Details

The MNOP Gala 2019 is set in Mount Olympus where the essence of imagination is provoked by poetic elegance.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Ecolab Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota

4:30pm – Valet Opens
5pm – Red Carpet and Social Hour
6pm – Dinner, Program, Live Auction, and Fund-a-Dream
8pm – Opening Night Performance of Elektra
– Coffee and Dessert on the Ordway’s Mezzanine Level

Support and Sponsorships

Limited sponsorship opportunities available.

For individual table sponsorships please contact Charlotte Summers at 612-342-9551 or

For corporate sponsorships please contact Jeremie Bur at 612-342-9574 or

Please note: To purchase show tickets only, please visit the Elektra show page or call Minnesota Opera Patron Services at 612-333-6669 for reservations.

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