OPERA THAT UNITES. Opera has the unique power to celebrate our common humanity and to create an unwavering bond between artists, audience, and community. Every piece and part harmoniously combine to create an opera season full of joy, vulnerability, love, laughter, and hope. We invite you to join us at the Ordway Theater in downtown St. Paul—the season won’t be the same without you!
The Italian Straw Hat
Brimming with laughs. An uproarious comedy by the composer best known for The Godfather film scores. After seeing this 1950s madcap romp, you’ll never look at a hat—or a night at the opera—the same way again!
Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
To live and die for love. Boasting sumptuous, hummable melodies, this beloved opera is a timeless depiction of what it means to live and die for love.
Which life would you choose? This romantic and nostalgic treasure, from the composer of La Bohème, tells the charming story of an unlikely relationship between a high-society woman and a naïve, handsome poet.
A moment of peace in the midst of war. Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during World War I. The Pulitzer Prize-winning music masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home.