BRINGING OUR MISSION TO CENTER STAGE
Great opera for all—it’s at the core of everything we do. We tap into underutilized summer arts resources to produce high-quality, affordably-priced opera in a casual, yet striking outdoor venue. Our unique performances allow all members of the community to experience the exquisite art form, made even more special by our outreach to youth.
Mill City Summer Opera was conceptualized two years prior to our first public performance of Pagliacci in the summer of 2012. During this time our founding leadership conducted intense organizational activity that has allowed us to become a cornerstone of the Twin Cities arts scene.
Thanks to the artistically brilliant and visionary efforts that went into developing the Mill City Summer Opera, we’ve managed to achieve critical acclaim and validation despite having very minimal expenses. In just a few short years, our organization has grown from a dream into a world-class opera company earning enthusiastic press, reviews and sold-out performances.
Who We Are
We’re a diverse ensemble of artists and community leaders who share a vision for world-class opera that all can enjoy.
That’s six sold out seasons and counting! Relive the incredible shows from Mill City Summer Opera’s seasons gone by.