Tempo Opera Tasting 2011 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17

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Like your Puccini with hints of smoky etherealness, bouquets of strawberry and oak, or aromas of earth and tobacco?

Then come taste your opera while enjoying lashings of wine at Opera Tasting 2011!

Tempo, the Minnesota Opera’s young professionals group, will host Opera Tasting 2011: Pouring out from the Heavens on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Minnesota Opera Center.

A five-course wine tasting, courtesy of Solo Vino, and elegant hors d’oeuvres from Toast Wine Bar & Café will accompany your main dish — sumptuous performances by Minnesota Opera’s Resident Artists, including Tempo favorite Karin Wolverton!

Tempo Opera Tasting 2011

Indulge your taste buds with cadenzas, cabalettas and arias by opera’s greatest composers as you preview Minnesota Opera’s 2011-2012 season and gain insight into the life of an opera singer.

It’s a perfect date night or evening with friends. Flying solo? You may just meet that special someone!

Be sure to wear your most decadent glam to this grand celebration.

Why look up at the stars when you could be sitting among them?
VIP Luxury Treatment is available! VIP tickets include an exclusive pre-party at the Opera Center with Minnesota Opera President, Allan Naplan, mingling with the cast of “Così fan tutte,” live music performances and fabulous prizes to carry on your own starry night affair in St. Paul. VIP tickets cost $100 per person. VIP tables for parties of eight can also be reserved for $800.

Purchase regular tickets online. Purchase Tempo member tickets by calling the Minnesota Opera Ticket Office at 612-333-6669, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Not yet a Tempo member? Join now for only $50 to get your discounted ticket to Opera Tasting 2011, as well as innumerable benefits, including over 65 percent off your Minnesota Opera season tickets, access to opening night cast parties, networking events and reciprocal benefits with opera companies nationwide.

All proceeds from Opera Tasting 2011 further the mission of Tempo, a membership program that seeks to build the next generation of opera-goers by providing fun and folly for both new and seasoned opera-goers ages 21-39.

For more information, contact Daniel Zillmann: 612-342-1612 or dzillmann [at] mnopera [dot] org.

Time: 8:30-11:30 p.m. (VIP admission begins at 7 p.m.)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Place: Minnesota Opera Center, 620 1st St. N., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Cost: Tempo members: $50; all others: $75 (VIP tickets: $100)

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