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MN Opera Season Preview
September 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The 2018-2019 Season Preview offers a free sneak preview of our 56th season hosted by President and General Director Ryan Taylor. The event features excerpts from each of this season’s productions and a variety of other opera selections.

Admission is free but RSVP is required.

Sun 9/30/18 2:00PM


MN Opera 2018 Season Gala
Saturday, October 6, 2018
The Saint Paul Hotel | 350 Market St, St Paul, MN 55102

Join us for an evening in Paris with sparkling rosè, French Riviera glamour, and unmatched entertainment at Minnesota Opera’s 2018 Season Gala. This show-stopping red carpet event features some of the season’s best entertainment, style, and a powerful opening-night performance.

Sat 10/6/18


La Rondine
October 6 - 14, 2018
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Which Life Would You Choose? This romantic and nostalgic treasure, from the composer of La Bohème, tells the charming story of an unlikely relationship between a high-society woman and a naïve, handsome poet.

Sat 10/6/18 8:00PM
Tue 10/9/18 7:30PM
Thu 10/11/18 7:30PM
Sat 10/13/18 7:30PM
Sun 10/14/18 2:00PM


Sphinx Virtuosi: Music Without Borders
Co-presented by the Arts Partnership (The Ordway, Minnesota Opera, Schubert Club and the SPCO)

October 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Ordway Concert Hall | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

A chamber ensemble comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical string soloists, the Sphinx Virtuosi returns to Saint Paul after acclaimed performances at the Ordway in 2016 and 2017.

Sun 10/28/18 3:00PM


Silent Night
November 10 - 18, 2018
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

All Is Calm, All Is Bright. Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during World War I. The Pulitzer-Prize winning music masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home.

Sat 11/10/18 7:30PM
Sun 11/11/18 2:00PM
Tue 11/13/18 7:30PM
Thu 11/15/18 7:30PM
Sat 11/17/18 7:30PM
Sun 11/18/18 2:00PM


The Italian Straw Hat
January 26 - February 3, 2019
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Brimming with Laughs. An uproarious comedy by the composer best known for The Godfather film scores. After seeing this 1950s madcap romp, you’ll never look at a hat—or a night at the opera—the same way again!

Sat 1/26/19 7:30PM
Tue 1/29/19 7:30PM
Thu 1/31/19 7:30PM
Sat 2/2/19 8:00PM
Sun 2/3/19 2:00PM


The Fix
March 16 - 24, 2019
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

Sat 3/16/19 7:30PM
Tue 3/19/19 7:30PM
Thu 3/21/19 7:30PM
Sat 3/23/19 7:30PM
Sun 3/24/19 2:00PM


La Traviata
May 4 - 19, 2019
Ordway Music Theater | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

To Live and Die for Love. Boasting sumptuous, hummable melodies, this beloved opera is a timeless depiction of what it means to live and die for love.

Sat 5/4/19 7:30PM
Thu 5/9/19 7:30PM
Sat 5/11/19 7:30PM
Sun 5/12/19 2:00PM
Tue 5/14/19 7:30PM
Thu 5/16/19 7:30PM
Sat 5/18/19 7:30PM
Sun 5/19/19 2:00PM