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Enlist in basic training with Opera Boot Camp: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9

Never been to an opera? Need to brush up on the basics?

Never been to an opera? Need to brush up on the basics? Then Opera Boot Camp is just for you. 

Presented by Tempo — Minnesota Opera’s membership program for opera newbies and buffs ages 21-39 — and United Way Emerging Leaders, Opera Boot Camp is the perfect opportunity to learn all about opera — what to expect at a performance and why it’s such an intriguing art form.

Drill Sgt. Angie Keeton will take us through the ins and outs of opera with a brief history and some examples by opera singers. If you’re not comfortable with opera after this evening, we’ll drop and give you 20!

Take a peek at the costume and scene shop with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Opera Center before the program.

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Appetizers will be provided by Toast Wine Bar; wine and beer will be provided by The Naked Grape and Summit Brewery.

Here’s the agenda:
6 p.m. – Social hour featuring Opera Center tours, wine, beer and apps
7 p.m. – Tempo/United Way welcome
7:30 p.m. – Act 1: Basics of Opera
8:30 p.m. – Act 2: Opera Interactive

For more information, visit the Minnesota Opera’s events calendar

To purchase tickets, call Minnesota Opera’s Ticket Office: 612-333-6669.

Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
Place: Minnesota Opera Center, 620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Cost: Tempo members: $10; all others: $15