Special Offer: $20 Tickets to Werther

The Minnesota Opera is offering an amazing ticket opportunity to our readers: $20 tickets to Werther on Tuesday, January 31. (Read our review of Werther here.) Just go online to http://www.mnopera.org, get tickets for Tuesday’s performance, and enter blog20 as your coupon code. The fine print: Limit up to 4 seats regularly priced $50-110 for the Tuesday, 1/31 performance…

Werther

by SOPHIE KERMAN With its latest offering of Werther by Jules Massenet, we start to see the trajectory of the Minnesota Opera‘s 2011-12 season. Having started the year with the user-friendly Cosí Fan Tutte and continued with the innovative Silent Night, the Opera now presents a completely different kind of audience experience. Werther, based on…

Declaring a Truce: Bringing World War I Back to Life

by SOPHIE KERMAN Twin Cities audiences might notice an interesting phenomenon this holiday season: two different productions of the same story. Both the Minnesota Opera‘s world premiere of Silent Night and the reprise of the Cantus/Latté Da/Hennepin Theatre Trust production of All is Calm stage the incredible Christmas Eve of 1914, when German, English and…

Special Offer: Silent Night, Tuesday November 15

Want to see this phenomenal world premiere but feeling broke? The Minnesota Opera has kindly offered a special $20 ticket rate for our readers for the performance on Tuesday, November 15! Here’s the details: Limit up to 4 seats regularly priced $50- $110. Online: Enter blog20 and click “Add Coupon”. You will see your savings applied. Do…

Silent Night

by SOPHIE KERMAN The Minnesota Opera‘s world premiere production of Silent Night – opening this Saturday for a limited run at the Ordway – fights both an artistic and an ideological battle. First, it takes a stand for the continued relevance and importance of new opera. Second, it makes the case that some of the most effective anti-war arguments…

Special Offer for Così! Tomorrow Night Only!

Our kind press contact at the Minnesota Opera has a special offer for the performance of Così Fan Tutte TOMORROW NIGHT, 9/27/11. If you call the ticket office or puchase online at www.mnopera.org, you can get any available seats for Tuesday night’s performance for only $20 using code blog20! This is an amazing opportunity to see world-class opera for…

Così Fan Tutte: Preview

by SOPHIE KERMAN With Così Fan Tutte, opening on Saturday for a five-day run, the Minnesota Opera throws down a gauntlet to anyone who thinks opera is stodgy, irrelevant or boring. Can you sit through Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s 1790 opera without cracking a smile – or bursting out in an explosion of giggles as two grown men roll…