Edward Tulane Choral Suite

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The music of a miraculous journey. Halted by the pandemic, Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Edward Tulane was put on hold. Until Edward hops onto the mainstage, the shimmering music from this new work is simply too good to keep to ourselves! Tune in for a virtual presentation featuring choral highlights from the heartwarming opera based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo.


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Tiny operas, big ideas. Back by popular demand, MNiatures returns with newly commissioned mini operas by Minnesota artists from a variety of artistic backgrounds. In collaboration with MN Opera, selected teams created brand-new works through the creative mediums of their choosing. This program seeks to uplift local artists and give them space to foster their craft, ideas, and dreams.

From our Friends at OOPS MN

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OOPS MN is offering “Only One,” a six-minute art song based on the world’s best chocolate chip cookie recipe (yes, you can actually bake the recipe in this song), featuring the talents of Mark Campbell, Wendy Durrwachter, Tracey Engleman, and Jared Miller.

The Women of The Song Poet

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The Women of The Song Poet is a special event celebrating the power of a lifelong relationship between two sisters. St. Paul, MN author Kao Kalia Yang and her sister, St. Paul-based lawyer Der Yang, talk about the depiction of their deep sisterhood that runs through all of Kao Kalia’s writing.

Get to Know Lee

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MN Opera Board Member Gayle Fuguitt recently sat down with Lee Bynum, MN Opera’s new Vice President, Impact, to discuss his vision in this new role, the challenges we face in equity, diversity, and inclusion work, and the tools we can use to overcome those challenges to make more substantive connections with our community in the years to come.

Watch the Virtual Benefit


The 2021 MN Opera Virtual Benefit is available to watch now through Saturday, March 13. Don’t miss your chance to experience this one-of-a-kind event dedicated to beautiful music, inspiring people, impactful programs, and the world premiere of Art is a Verb.

The Place Beyond Tomorrow

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the young people of Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Minnesota Opera’s Project Opera came together to collaborate, create, share, and dream about the ‘Place Beyond Tomorrow.’

Watch MN Opera's Doubt

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Minnesota Opera’s production of composer Douglas J. Cuomo and librettist John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt will broadcast on TPT LIFE as part of their Great Performances Series. Tune in at 7pm on Saturday, January 30!

Get that Part!

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Would you like to be a part of the world premiere of The Song Poet? Or are you interested in a career in the performing arts and you’d like to hone your auditioning skills? Check out this video with MN Opera Education Director Mitra Sadeghpour and The Song Poet Stage Director Rick Shiomi for a wealth of tips and tricks from two seasoned industry professionals.

Wilkowske or Won’t-Kowske?

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Join MN Opera favorite and Resident Artist Alum Andrew Wilkowske (Don PasqualeFellow TravelersThe Fix) on Long Beach Opera’s Facebook page for Wilkowske or Won’t-Kowske? It’s a video series that’s part talk show, part live music special, and all fun. Tune in and join the party!

The “Sleep” Chorus from Silent Night

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Recently, members of the MN Opera Chorus digitally came together to perform the “Sleep” Chorus from MN Opera’s Pulitzer Prize-winning world premiere Silent Night, along with conductor Andrew Whitfield and pianist Allen Perriello.

10 Top Performances

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Looking to relive your favorite MN Opera moments at home? Check out these ten essential clips from our most beloved operas over the last several seasons. For years’ worth of more great MN Opera performances anytime, make sure to visit our YouTube channel anytime at youtube.com/MinnesotaOpera.

A New Opera

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Be a part of our next world premiere. Our youth ensemble Project Opera will premiere The Song Poet, a new opera based on a memoir by St. Paul author Kao Kalia Yang. Learn how you can get involved.

The Anatomy of a Scene

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Ever wonder how an opera scene comes together? Check out this video and get a behind-the-scenes look at everything it takes to make a scene come alive as it goes from the rehearsal room to the stage.

Sharing the Gift of Music

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Sharing music spreads hope especially during uncertain times, and no one knows that better than MN Opera Orchestra and Sphinx Virtuosi violinist Emilia Mettenbrink, who has been playing for her neighbors from her St. Paul.

It's Storytime!

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If you’re looking for a new bedtime story, look no further than Tess Weaver’s Opera Cat read by MN Opera’s Mitra SadeghpourJoin us as we bring Stories Sing!, our reading program, out of the library and straight into your home.

Resident Artists Showcase MN Opera World Premieres

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Discover the best and brightest new opera talent in this recital featuring selections from operas that have all premiered at MN Opera, sung by four artists from the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program.

You're Invited!

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MN Opera Center Tour

Join us for a 360° virtual tour of the Minnesota Opera Center in downtown Minneapolis. Check out the impressive spaces where our sets are built, our costumes are sewn, and our singers rehearse.


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