Beyond The Gala

An Experience in Four Acts

Saturday, April 2, 2022

A spectacular one-night-only event inspired by Carmen and benefiting Minnesota Opera.

Minnesota Opera presents our annual fundraiser, Beyond the Gala: An Experience in Four Acts. Taking place live and in person, Beyond the Gala will be a spectacular evening, inspired by our season closing show, Carmen and benefitting the art and artists of Minnesota Opera. Join us for an immersive evening, including a one-night-only performance you won’t want to miss!

Registration for this event closed on March 11, for more information please contact Leila Keita at [email protected].

Tickets for Act Four: Beyond the Gala Get Down are still available!

Dress Code: Creative fashion and formal attire are encouraged but not required.

Event Details:

  • 5:00 PM Doors Open
  • 5:00–6:15 Social Hour
  • 6:15–6:45 Performance Begins
  • 6:45–9:00 Dinner and Program
  • 9:00–11:30 Act Four: Beyond the Gala Get Down


Quincy Hall
1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Vaccination Policy

For the health and safety of Beyond the Gala guests and MN Opera artists, we require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending Beyond the Gala. Masks are encouraged and welcome, but not required.

Your safety is our top priority. If you have any questions about these event guidelines, please contact [email protected], or contact Patron Services, M-Th, 10am-5pm, at 612-333-6669


Special Thanks

2022 Beyond the Gala Committee

Committee Leadership
Honorary Chair: Elizabeth Redleaf
Co-Chairs: Sosha Brink and Wayne Zink
Vice-Chair: Joelle Allen

Committee Members
Committee: Ansa Akyea, Karen Bachman, Ethelind Belle, Sharon Bloodworth, Sara Donaldson, Mila Eklund, Gayle Fuguitt, Christopher Hermann, Jodi Mooney, Kay Ness, Jeffery Perkey, Jose Peris, Mary Schrock, Linda Singh, Robert Spikings, Wendy Unglaub

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We are excited to see you at Minnesota Opera’s biggest night out! Our annual fundraising event is guaranteed to transform lives – from audiences to artists.

Event Vision

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Taking inspiration from MN Opera’s new production of Carmen, directed by Denyce Graves, Beyond the Gala is an immersive experience featuring…

Performers & Creative Team

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Act Four: Gala Get Down

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Join us at Club Carmen to party, dance, and mingle the night away. Sweet & savory sips, light bites, low lights and celebrity DJ YS mixing the music will make this a celebration to remember!

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Health & Safety

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We have every hope and intention to hold our gala event in person this year, just as we are moving forward with our plans to produce live performances.

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