Voices of Opera

Making a joyful noise with people 55+

Minnesota Opera is proud to announce its newest education initiative, Voices of Opera, an opera chorus for adults 55+. Whether you have sung in the church choir for years or last sang in your high school choir, Voices of Opera encourages you to join with fellow musicians to perform famous operatic excerpts and other choral favorites. Matthew Abernathy, Music Director of Project Opera and Children’s Chorus Master, will lead the program and will be accompanied by Kathy Kraulik, vocal coach and accompanist for Project Opera.

No audition is required.

Joining Minnesota Opera in this project is the

  Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, and Artistry Theater in Bloomington. Starting around Labor Day, ensembles in Red Wing, Bloomington, and Minneapolis will meet for weekly for ten weeks, culminating in two final performances including the Ordway.



 Program Dates:

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mondays from 6:30–8pm
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and Nov. 6
Final performance on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7pm


Artistry Theater
Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
Thursdays from 10–11:30am
Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28
Final performance on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7pm

Sheldon Theatre
443 West 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Thursdays from 4–5:30pm
Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, and Monday, Nov. 13
Final performance on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7pm


We are thankful of the support from Aroha Philanthropies and their national grant initiative Seeding Vitality Arts.

10 Reasons to Free Your Inner Artist from Aroha Philanthropies on Vimeo.



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