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Performance Cancellations and Public Health Update
All performances and events are cancelled—including Edward Tulane and Don Giovanni—as part of a community-wide effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Learn more at mnopera.org/COVID-19.
October 5-13 |Strauss’ opera Elektra, based on the famous tragedy about a princess hell-bent on revenge, is as intense and gripping as opera gets. Reimagined on the set of a 1920s German film studio, an actress’ mental state unravels as she slowly believes herself to be the real Elektra of ancient Greece, her quest for the perfect performance quickly igniting an authentic lust for blood. This scorching drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.
The Barber of Seville
November 9-17 | Rossini’s beloved and irresistible rom-com is a cut above. Figaro, Seville’s quick-witted barber, helps a young woman flee an unsuitable suitor and find true love. Naturally, nothing goes according to plan, and Figaro must think on his feet to save the day. Instantly recognizable music sparkles in this masterpiece.
January 25–February 2 | Eight complete strangers find they have more in common than they think. Stranded overnight at an airport, they meet a refugee forced to call the terminal his home and soon realize they need each other to get to their destinations. Inspired by a true story, Jonathan Dove’s Flight is a touching, charming, and deeply human dramedy all about what it means to make a real connection.
March 21-29 | Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit whose world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane is perfect for the young and young at heart, showcasing something truly miraculous—that even lost hearts can find home again.
May 2-16 | Don Giovanni is an egotistical and infamous womanizer, brazen in his shameless seductions. But his betrayals soon catch up to him when divine retribution exacts the ultimate price. From the world’s most well-known composer, Mozart’s opera seamlessly blends dark comedy with biting social commentary in this smart and otherworldly story of a man who dares to defy hell itself.