Tempo FAQ

What is Tempo?

Tempo is a program for both new and seasoned opera-goers ages 21–39 that offers steeply discounted tickets and fun opportunities to network, socialize, and meet members of the cast of each show. Tempo members save up to 76% over individual ticket prices.

NEW for the 2018-2019 season!

The Tempo eligible age range is expanding to include people 21-45.

Tempo 3-, 4-, and 5-opera subscribers will not incur a membership or access fee.

Persons purchasing individual Tempo tickets will only pay an annual access fee of only $25.

Tempo seating areas have expanded to include more seating locations.


2017-2018 season – anyone between the ages of 21-39.

2018-2019 season – anyone between the ages of 21-45.

Why Tempo?

Tempo offers the deepest ticket discounts available and invitations to special events.

What is required?

Purchase of a 3-, 4-, or 5- opera subscription package. Or a $25 one-time seasonal access fee to purchase individual tickets at the Tempo price.  

What is Tempo Night Out?

Tempo Nights Out are on the opening nights of each mainstage performance, and include the following optional experiences:

  • Opera Insights— free, fun, and informative sessions held one hour before every show.
  • Admission to the Tempo Intermission Lounge.
  • Exclusive invitations to After Parties immediately following the opening night performance.

What if I can’t attend on the night I bought my ticket?

Tempo subscribers can exchange tickets into a different date or show, or even bring a friend to the next opera. Tempo individual tickets are non-exchangeable. Tempo individual tickets may be returned for a tax-deductible donation up until curtain by calling Patron Services at 612-333-6669, M-F, 10am-5pm.

What is Tempo Tuesday BOGO?

What could be better than one steeply discounted ticket to the hottest show in town? How about two for the price of one! Tempo subscriber and individual ticket buyers may purchase one ticket at the Tempo price and get a second ticket for free. Tuesdays performances only. Other restrictions may apply.


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