Mill City Summer Opera whisks you away to Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango.
María de Buenos Aires beautifully merges the elements of dance, vocals, narration and instruments into a story that unfolds in a glorious underworld of love and passion. Although the heroine dies a tragic death early in the story, she returns ethereally throughout the performance, and the audience too, can abandon realism. Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla has written an operetta that audiences will experience in a profound way. Opera guests will enjoy for the first time in Mill City Summer Opera’s history the integration of dance and opera. Explore the Argentinian roots and love of dance, song, and passion!
Mill City Summer Opera’s 2017 Season presented by
Opening Night is Friday, July 14
At The Machine Shop
300 2nd St SE | Minneapolis, MN 55414
7:00pm Doors Open with Tango Dancing
8:00pm Show Begins
9:30pm Tango Dancing After Party
Show length is 95 minutes with no intermission.
Pre-sale begins May 8
- Sunday, July 16
- Tuesday, July 18
- Wednesday, July 19
- Thursday, July 20
All ticket purchases will be available May 15.
Tango and Opera
With a ticket to the opera, attendees will be guided through dance instruction by professional tango dancers prior to the performance. After watching the tango performed as part of the opera performance, those that wish may join in the be dance with the cast to the splendid music that compliments the dangerous dance that is the TANGO.
Hot Opera, Hot Venue
In light of the Ruins Courtyard’s extensive renovation throughout the Summer of 2017, MCSO is taking the opera across the Stone Arch Bridge for our sixth season. The shift in venue to The Pillsbury Machine Shop is temporary as restoration work continues in the Ruins Courtyard.
Be a part of the magic
Sponsor the Mill City Summer Opera 2017 season. You’re sure to get rave reviews from those attending this summer blockbuster event! In 2017, our production will again feature the finest opera singers as well as the fun that makes summer opera a magical summer evening. Don’t miss out on seeing our 2017 show!
About Mill City Summer Opera
Mill City Summer Opera presents innovative and world-class opera in non-traditional venues. We engage the community and its visitors through financially accessible performances for new and younger audiences, and develop diverse audiences by offering outreach to underserved youth. Mill City Summer Opera was founded with a vision to provide top-quality opera in a casual setting, reaching both existing and new potential opera lovers.