November 19–December 3, 2022


A spellbinding adventure.
Rinaldo’s colorful, tune-filled story of love, war, and redemption comes to MN Opera for the first time ever. In this magical tale filled with memorable melodies, our hero must save his innocent, true love from a sorcerer who will stop at nothing to gain victory. The opera sweeps the audience from laughter to heartbreak and back again in this enchanting musical fantasy where love triumphs over darkness. 

Estimated running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Sung in Italian with English captions projected above the stage. 

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Luminary Arts Center
700 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

In collaboration with Shelter Architecture

Cast & Creative Team

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Act One

“Goffredo, the head of a hugely successful old-money family, is leading his entourage to a meeting with his competitors to discuss a merger. Goffredo is joined by Rinaldo, his daughter’s fiancé…”

Director's Notes

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“People often chuckle in disbelief when I tell them Rinaldo is my favorite opera. Indeed, this exuberant gem of Baroque opera has uplifted and soothed me…”

Composer Biography

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Handel was a German-British Baroque composer well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi, and organ concertos.

Costume & Set Renderings

Costume & Set Renderings

Costume & Set Renderings

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Meet the Artist


Countertenor Patrick Terry is a University of Minnesota Graduate and made his Minnesota Opera debut as a member of the chorus in our world premiere of Silent Night back in 2011. He went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music and subsequently…

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