Minnesota Opera



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The fat lady in horns is a myth

Many people think opera is not for them—that is, until they try it. Grab one of Minnesota Opera’s $20 tickets, put on your favorite jeans—or that little black dress—and head to the theater. Afraid you won’t understand it? No worries—with English translations projected above the stage, you’ll catch every word.

America’s most exciting opera company is right in your backyard

Five times a year, the Minnesota Opera brings together world-class artists to create spectacular productions on the Ordway stage. Its new-works program, called Minnesota OperaWorks, is bringing an infusion of fresh, contemporary opera to the stage. OperaWorks kicks off in February with the American premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio, an enchanting re-telling of the classic story that perfectly captures the wonder—and terror—of childhood adventures. In April, don’t miss The Barber of Seville, possibly the best-loved comedy in opera (made famous by a certain cartoon rabbit). Joy and silliness abound as the clever Figaro helps his friend get the girl, with melodies so catchy you’re guaranteed to leave humming.

How to find the best ticket values

Opera tickets range from $20-$150, but the best seats—and the cheapest seats—tend to sell out in advance. Planning ahead will get you the best deal. For example, you can get a three-opera subscription for as little as $50! But hurry, these deals sell fast.

Visit mnopera.org today.