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Carmen

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Minnesota Opera's "Carmen" heats up the Ordway
6 May 15 / Daily Planet
Minnesota Opera's 'Carmen' is disappointing
28 Apr 15 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera shifts story to '70s, and it soars
27 Apr 15 / Pioneer Press
The Manchurian Candidate

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Minnesota Opera offers compelling premiere based on classic Cold War thriller
14 Mar 15 / The Classical Review
"The Manchurian Candidate" infiltrates, conquers at Minnesota Opera
12 Mar 15 / Daily Planet
Commie dearest
12 Mar 15 / parterre box
Attention, Pulitzer board: Minnesota has another contender
10 Mar 15 / The Post Bulletin
A brainwashed baritone
10 Mar 15 / Wall Street Journal
Cold story, not enough chills
10 Mar 15 / Pioneer Press
'The Manchurian Candidate' is another winner for Minnesota Opera
10 Mar 15 / Minnesota Star Tribune
‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ eagerly awaited, has premiere in St. Paul
10 Mar 15 / New York Times
'Manchurian Candidate’ opera premieres
Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villain evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is “The Manchurian Candidate,” now an opera.
L'elisir d'amore

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Cabell shines in Minnesota Opera's 'Elixir'
2 Feb 15 / The Birmingham Post
Minnesota Opera's "The Elixir of Love" has body, pipes
28 Jan 15 / Daily Planet
Minnesota Opera charms with 'The Elixir of Love'
27 Jan 15 / Minnesota Star Tribune
'The Elixir of Love' is a merry mixture
26 Jan 15 / Pioneer Press
Hansel und Gretel

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Minnesota Opera puts a sweet spin on "Hansel and Gretel"
7 Nov 14 / Daily Planet
'Hansel and Gretel' at Minnesota Opera brings Grimm-ness
4 Nov 14 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Dark yet delicious
3 Nov 14 / Pioneer Press
La fanciulla del West

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Minnesota Opera puts on Puccini with "La fanciulla del West"
26 Sep 14 / Daily Planet
'La Fanciulla del West' worth a look and a listen
22 Sep 14 / Pioneer Press
Die Zauberflöte

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Surprise, surrealism, silliness abound in Minnesota Opera's 'Magic Flute'
15 Apr 14 / Pioneer Press
Minnesota Opera's 'Magic Flute' goes Hollywood
15 Apr 14 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Assessing the multimedia version of 'The Magic Flute'
15 Apr 14 / The Examiner
The Dream of Valentino

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 6

A Valentino not worth fighting over
7 Mar 14 / Wall Street Journal
Tales of Hollywood glamor and scandal
6 Mar 14 / Daily Planet
'Valentino' finds ideal tenor in Valenti
4 Mar 14 / The Post Bulletin
Sounding the depths of 'The Dream of Valentino'
4 Mar 14 / The Examiner
'Valentino' has the makings of a great opera
3 Mar 14 / Pioneer Press
Dominick Argento's revised 'Valentino' is a triumph for Minnesota Opera
3 Mar 14 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Macbeth

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

More fire and brimstone needed in 'Macbeth'
1 Feb 14 / The Post Bulletin
Minnesota Opera's dark chiller thrills
27 Jan 14 / Pioneer Press
Arabella

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Jacquelyn Wagner a true Strauss heroine in 'Arabella'
12 Nov 13 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera gets the mix just right
11 Nov 13 / Pioneer Press
Manon Lescaut

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Minnesota Opera's 'Manon' rocks
23 Sep 13 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera captures Puccini's passion
23 Sep 13 / Pioneer Press
Turandot

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

'Turandot' leaves some riddles unanswered
18 Apr 13 / The Post Bulletin
Minnesota Opera concludes its 50th season with Turandot
16 Apr 13 / The Examiner
The score’s problems are gratifyingly “solved” in a meticulous new Minnesota Opera production
15 Apr 13 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Visuals rule in Minnesota Opera's 'Turandot'
15 Apr 13 / Pioneer Press
Hamlet

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Minnesota Opera's 'Hamlet' has modern tweaks and fabulous voices
4 Mar 13 / Pioneer Press
Doubt

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Intrigue’s shadow in a church
4 Feb 13 / New York Times
The Minnesota Opera’s revisit of the Pulitzer Prize winning play has moments of promise, but never quite works
30 Jan 13 / Minnesota Daily
Complex Minnesota Opera production is simply impressive
28 Jan 13 / Pioneer Press
Operatic venue enhances dramatic power of 'Doubt'
28 Jan 13 / Minnesota Star Tribune
No ‘Doubt’ about it: Minnesota Opera stages compelling adaptation of Shanley play
28 Jan 13 / Washington Post
Anna Bolena

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Trilogy ends on high note
15 Nov 12 / The Post Bulletin
'Anna' for all the ages
12 Nov 12 / Pioneer Press
Nabucco

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

New life for 'Nabucco'
25 Sep 12 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera's 'Nabucco' is colorful and superbly sung
25 Sep 12 / Pioneer Press
Madama Butterfly

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A remarkable 'Madame Butterfly'
18 Apr 12 / Pioneer Press
'Madame Butterfly' a tragic tale, beautifully sung
17 Apr 12 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Lucia di Lammermoor

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Susanna Phillips is exquisite in 'Lucia'
6 Mar 12 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Young singer shines in Minnesota Opera's 'Lucia'
6 Mar 12 / The Post Bulletin
Honor, blood, and madness
6 Mar 12 / The Examiner
Voices soar in 'Lucia' amid stagnant staging
5 Mar 12 / Pioneer Press
Werther

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

To love or die in Germany
2 Feb 12 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Silent Night

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Silent Night derives a universal harmony from our shared humanity
15 Nov 11 / The Examiner
Opera evokes grim beauty in break in the battle
14 Nov 11 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Così fan tutte

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In 'Cosi,' passion rules
27 Sep 11 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Wuthering Heights

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

An artifact of indulgence from Bernard Herrmann
20 Apr 11 / Wall Street Journal
Minnesota Opera offers superb production of Herrmann's remarkable 'Wuthering Heights'
19 Apr 11 / MinnPost
Film composer Bernard Herrmann's only opera is an emotion-packed, if often slow, ride
19 Apr 11 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Herrmann's late-Romantic musical palate engages the listener
19 Apr 11 / Financial Times
La Traviata

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Minnesota Opera basks in the rapturous passion of Verdi’s La traviata
8 Mar 11 / The Examiner
Maria Stuarda

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Chilling story of half-sisters, both sopranos
2 Feb 11 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Mary Stuart resonates with emotional sovereignty
2 Feb 11 / The Examiner
La Cenerentola

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Minnesota Opera's elegant 'Cenerentola' boasts winning singers and witty, buoyant staging
2 Nov 10 / MinnPost
Minnesota Opera conjures the enchanted romance of Rossini’s Cinderella
2 Nov 10 / The Examiner
'Cinderella' light and dark
2 Nov 10 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Orfeo ed Euridice

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Counter-tenor David Daniels shined throughout the opera
30 Sep 10 / Opera Today
Intensely dramatic 'Orpheus and Eurydice' is an unusually engaging season opener
29 Sep 10 / MinnPost
Wonder in the underworld
29 Sep 10 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera charts a transcendent journey with Orpheus and Eurydice
28 Sep 10 / The Examiner
Salome

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Russian soprano superb as Salome
13 Apr 10 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Impressive singing, disturbing characterization in Minnesota Opera's 'Salome'
13 Apr 10 / MinnPost
La bohème

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sparkling performances sweep aside a nagging inconsistency in Minnesota Opera's restaging of "Bohème"
9 Mar 10 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Roberto Devereux

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Roberto Devereux heralds Tudor trilogy in grand fashion
2 Feb 10 / The Examiner
Brenda Harris delivers a blazingly regal performance
1 Feb 10 / MinnPost
Opera plumbs love triangle in 'Devereux'
1 Feb 10 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Casanova's Homecoming

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A triumphant 'Homecoming'
17 Nov 09 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Les pêcheurs de perles

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Opera opens with lush staging of Bizet B-side
29 Sep 09 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A charming retirement party for 'Barber'
14 Apr 09 / Minnesota Star Tribune
The Adventures of Pinocchio

Minnesota Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Spectacle pulls strings in 'Pinocchio'
3 Mar 09 / Minnesota Star Tribune
'Pinocchio' sings
Minnesota Opera hopes to lure new audiences with "Pinocchio," but it wants to keep the regular crowd, too.
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News & Articles

Minnesota Opera announces new season
Minnesota Opera's new season includes classics and a Stephen King thriller.
22 Feb 2015 / Pioneer Press
Minnesota Opera appoints new interim General Director
Minnesota Opera today announced the appointment of Nina Archabal to serve as its interim General Director.
24 Nov 2014 / Broadway World
Minnesota Opera president resigns after 2.5-year stint
Kevin Ramach’s resignation comes after a deficit last year led to staff departures and cuts.
22 Nov 2014 / Minnesota Star Tribune
Minnesota Opera's new works gets $750,000 gift
The Minnesota Opera has received a three-year, $750,000 gift that will support the commissions of upcoming new operas "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Shining" and "Dinner at Eight."
18 Jul 2014 / Pioneer Press
Minnesota Opera co-commissions 'Cold Mountain'
The Minnesota Opera has co-commissioned an adaptation of the best-selling Civil War novel "Cold Mountain," with music by Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon.
7 May 2014 / Minnesota Star Tribune