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Minnesota Opera
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Now regarded as America’s most exciting opera company, The Minnesota Opera was founded as Center Opera in 1963 when the Walker Art Center commissioned an opera for its performing arts program. Known as a progressive, “alternative” opera company through the early 1970s, The Minnesota Opera merged with the St. Paul Opera in 1975, and through the 1980s, began to shift its focus to include more “traditional” repertoire. In 1985, The Minnesota Opera became a founding tenant of St. Paul’s Ordway ...
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