Project Opera Director Honored With Alumni ConcertThe Minnesota Opera's training program for young people is holding an alumni concert to celebrate Dale Kruse's final year as music director. After 11 years, Kruse is leaving as Project Opera's music director after this season.
MNfusion: Minnesota Opera Revives 2014 Production Of 'The Magic Flute'In 2014 the Minnesota Opera performed "The Magic Flute." It wasn't unusual for the company to perform Mozart's masterpiece, but it was an unusual production. In addition to beautiful singers, a lyrical score and fun costumes, this production added the element of animation
'Manchurian Candidate' To Make Opera Debut At St. Paul's OrdwayTake a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is "The Manchurian Candidate," first as a novel, then two movies and now — an opera.
'Shining,' 'Tosca, 'Flute' Among Minnesota Opera OfferingsThe Minnesota Opera has announced it will present five operas in its next season including the world premiere of "The Shining." Based on the Stephen King novel, "The Shining" features music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec making his Minnesota Opera debut.
Working For The Weekend: Best Entertainment BetsLooking for some post-Halloween entertainment this weekend? Jason Matheson has you covered. Here's his list of the most entertaining (or interesting) events going on this weekend.
Minn. Opera To Stage Free Outdoor Performances The Minnesota Opera plans to present free outdoor concerts next month.
Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In MNAt times it may be difficult to find suitable and affordable events that entertain grandparents. Many stores and restaurants offer grandparent and senior citizen discounts, but before planning the next outing with grandma and grandpa, you may want to check out some of these best places to entertain grandparents on a budget in Minnesota.
Review: New Opera's Success Is Beyond 'Doubt' "Only the children's voices soothe me," an anguished Sister Aloysius sings at the conclusion of "Doubt," the new opera based on John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Minn. Opera To Debut 'Doubt' On Jan .26 The Minnesota Opera plans the world premiere of "Doubt" next month.
Minn. Opera Commissions 'The Manchurian Candidate' The Minnesota Opera has commissioned an operatic thriller — an adaptation of "The Manchurian Candidate."
Best Opera Performances In MinnesotaGet the heads-up on five opera performances in Minnesota that should be on your 2012 "can't-miss" list.
Minn. Opera Returns To Iron Range In MayThe Minnesota Opera is returning to the Iron Range next week.