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? 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.

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

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