2020 Fall Classical MPR Broadcasts

In partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio, you can tune in and listen to special broadcasts of Minnesota Opera performances.


Casanova’s Homecoming

Music and libretto by Dominick Argento
Featuring the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm

This October 27th marks what would have been the 93rd birthday of renowned Minnesota composer, Dominick Argento, who passed away in 2019. Join us as we honor his life and legacy with a broadcast of 2009’s Casanova’s Homecoming, a delightful farce based on the memoirs of the legendary adventurer Giacomo Casanova.


Silent Night

Music by Kevin Puts
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the screenplay by Christian Carion
For the motion picture Joyeux Noël produced by Nord-Ouest
Commissioned by MN Opera as part of its New Works Initiative

Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm

MN Opera’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, international sensation makes its homecoming just in time for the holidays. Join us for a broadcast of our 2018 production of the story of a miraculous moment of holiday peace on the frontlines of World War I. Silent Night masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home, and stands as a heartfelt hymn to our common humanity.

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