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Minnesota Opera

620 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1248
+1 612-333-2700
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Pleasantly Surprised!

No one in our party of five had been to the opera. But it was on my uncle's bucketlist, so we saw... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Great opportunity

Most years my wife and make a visit to the Minnesota Opera at the Ordway Theater in St Paul. It is... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Tom A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No one in our party of five had been to the opera. But it was on my uncle's bucketlist, so we saw "Don Pasquale. It was really good. This was a great "first" opera. The story line was easy to follow and the singing as...More

Thank tmshock
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Most years my wife and make a visit to the Minnesota Opera at the Ordway Theater in St Paul. It is always a great evening. The season is short - five operas presented. Usually one or two very familiar operas, a couple of standards and...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The 68 HS string players were entranced by the innovative seating of the very large orchestra on stage. The staging was minimal but worked perfectly. The singers and players were engaging and kept my students interested. Wagner's Das Rheingold was entrancing.

Thank singingaccordionist
Reviewed 30 December 2015

MN Opera is exceptional for a smaller metropolitan area. Operas are presented at the Ordway in St. Paul, not in Minneapolis. Productions are expertly staged and the singing is outstanding. I prefer the more traditional operas, but newer operas are presented each season. I am...More

Thank LoonladyMN
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Opera in the Twin Cities could always be a mixed bag. When we moved to Minneapolis in 1969, Minneapolis hosted the longest stay of the Metropolitan Opera yearly tour. And there was the St. Paul Opera, good but tattered. The Met stopped touring, the St....More

1  Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My husband and I enjoy opera, so we attend the Minnesota Opera when we can. This past year, we bought season tickets for their opening night performances. I can say that all the singers and orchestra musicians do a fabulous job! They are very talented...More

1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

The opera Carmen itself was wonderful. The venue, Ordway theater in St Paul, provided totally inadequate bathroom facilities for the women. I used the ladies' room during intermission and the line of women had to be at least a hundred women long possibly as many...More

Thank RC21Dec2015a
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Some performances can be wonderful, but others completely miss. Hard to predict. Worth a shot, but don't go in with high expectations in case you stumble on a bad performance.

Thank peege04
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I've only been to a couple of their productions, and have been impressed by how seriously they take their work. The artists are committed and persuasive; the staging can be startling, but effective. You may leave shaking your head, but they will give you some...More

Thank DavePorter090
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Magic Flute was innovative without losing the essence of the original opera. I was a bit disappointed in the singing of the Queen of the Night. My only disappointment was I failed to listen to the music adequately. There was so much visual activity...More

Thank Sally M
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