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'Super Spectacular!: To Opera with Love' 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11

Minnesota Opera's Tempo

Looking for a fun night out and a chance to support the Minnesota Fringe Festival?

Join Tempo -- Minnesota Opera's young professionals group -- next Thursday for a performance of "Super Spectacular!: To Opera with Love," an hilarious hour of absurdly re-imagined seven-minute grand operas.

The two-person cast -- former Minneapolitans Joe Kolbow (as has-been/never-was actor Merril Garrick) and Jonathan Niel (as Garrick's sidekick Emmet) -- reinvent classic operas such as "La Boheme," "Madama Butterfly" and "Carmen" by injecting Puccini, Guns N' Roses, Taylor Swift and more.

The Donovan Ensemble: Jonathan Niel and Joe Kolbow
The Donovan Ensemble: Jonathan Niel and Joe Kolbow

Check out this funny, charming mélange of seven classic operas with Tempo as we warm up for Minnesota Opera's 2011-2012 season!

After the performance, Tempo members will gather for discussion and drinks at Moto-i with members of the Crescendo Project.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from Minnesota Fringe Festival. Single adult tickets are $12. The required festival admission button is an additional $4.

For more information on the production, visit Super Spectacular!: To Opera with Love. To watch the trailer, click here.

Time: 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011
Place: Augsburg Main Stage, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Cost: $16
Post-show: Moto-i 2940 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

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