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L'opera italiana:  ICC Partnership with the Minnesota Opera

The Opera has been the most successful Italian art form for more than a century, with a growing audience year after year all over the world. Operas sung in Italian continue to be the most represented operas worldwide, acclaimed by a growing audience on hundreds of stages across America.

The Italian Cultural Center is happy to announce that ICC members can attend Minnesota Opera performances at a 10% discount.

Information for ordering MN Opera tickets for ICC members.

  • Good for up to 4 tickets regularly priced $50-$120 for any performance
  • Discount may be used for each production (i.e., each member can get up to 4 tickets to each production)
  • Discount may be redeemed by phone (612-333-6669, M-F 9-6) or online at
  • Promo code: icc10 

We hope that you will take advantage of this great benefit. The discount is valid for all operas, not just Italian operas.

For additional information about the 2013-2014 season and to purchase tickets, please visit the Minnesota Opera website. 

 September 21, 24, 26, 28 and 29, 2013  

Manon Lescaut
by Giacomo Puccini

You can’t take it with you.

The irresistible lure of money seduces the beautiful Manon, triggering her downfall. But true love is her redemption in this soulful opera by the composer of La bohème, Madame Butterfly and Turandot. Kelly Kaduce stars as Puccini’s intensely romantic heroine.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage

 November 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17, 2013  

by Richard Strauss

For love or money?

Arabella wants to marry for love, but her parents need her to marry for money. When the man of her dreams appears, will their manipulations ruin her chance to find true happiness? Richard Strauss’ witty romantic comedy is set in Vienna’s golden age.

Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage

 January 25, 28, 30, February 1 and 2, 2014  
By Giuseppe Verdi

Power corrupts.

Verdi’s dark-hued Macbeth examines the corrosive consequences of tyranny. At the urging of his scheming wife, Macbeth murders the king to claim the crown. His desperate and deadly reign of terror devastates his country and hastens his doom in this masterwork based upon Shakespeare’s classic thriller.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage

 March 1, 6, 8 and 9, 2014  

The Dream of Valentino
by Dominick Argento

Fame is a dangerous dance.

A sultry young dancer is transformed from an unknown immigrant into a silent film sensation. Rudolph Valentino’s stardom blazes across the silver screen but is quickly consumed by the same forces that ignited it. Seduction and scandal swirl in Dominick Argento’s tango-tinged opera about an artist discovered and destroyed by Hollywood.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage

A Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative Production

April 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23 & 27, 2014  

The Magic Flute
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love conquers all.

Mozart's masterful comedy is richly reimagined in a boundary-busting production created by director Barrie Kosky and British theatre group 1927. Connecting the tale's enduring meaning with modern metaphor, this extraordinary staging has thrilled audiences with its stunning interaction between film animation and live performance.

Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage 

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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