Edward Tulane

October 8–16, 2022

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY KATE DICAMILLO
MUSIC BY PAOLA PRESTINI
LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

A miraculous journey.
Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane takes us on a miraculous journey, from the depths of the deep blue sea to the streets of Memphis. Perfect for the young and young at heart, this Minnesota original shows us a true miracle—that even the most broken of hearts can learn to love again.

Runtime: 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

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Location

Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102

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Act One

One Christmas Eve, a young girl named Abilene receives a large stuffed rabbit from her parents as a gift. She instantly falls in love with the rabbit and calls him “Edward Tulane”…

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Composer Biography

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Through an illustrious career being equal parts creator and connector, composer Paola Prestini is known both for her “otherworldly…outright gorgeous” music…

Librettist Biography

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Librettist Mark Campbell, whose work has received a Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY Award, is happy to be premiering his 6th opera with Minnesota Opera…

Director's Notes

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By Eric Simonson

We live in a day and age when some of our leaders are more inclined to inspire division and hostility than encourage love. So it comes as a welcome relief…

Meet the Artist

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A Q&A with Jack Swanson

A native of Stillwater, Minnesota, tenor Jack Swanson has been hailed as one of the most exciting and in-demand new opera stars in the world…

A Miraculous Journey

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New to the Operatic Canon

MN Opera’s commitment to creating new work has resulted in a wide variety of unique stories seeing the opera stage for the first time ever…

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