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MINNESOTA CONCERT OPERA

2015-2016 SEASON

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POSTERS DESIGNED BY ANTONIA FELIX

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OCTOBER 31, 2015  2:00 pm,  November 1, 2015  2:00 pm JSB TEKBOX Theater

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

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JAY HUNTER MORRIS
In MCO'S MINI-RING (2013)
Photo: Tricia Pine

RAVES FOR MCO'S 2013 MINI-RING:

 "THE MINI-RING,
WAGNER'S CLASSIC,
TRIMMED BY 12
HOURS, STILL SOARS
. . . TOP-NOTCH.
—St. Paul Pioneer Press


“QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT . . .
COMPELLING."
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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"Concert Opera is a form that invites imagination,and I have always been a fan of letting the audience create the picture themselves. Over many years at VocalEssence I have produced a number of productions that evoke this idea -- and they have always been
successful for the audience. Never
underestimate the audience!"

—PHILIP BRUNELLE
    Artistic Director and Founder
    VocalEssence

"Concert opera establishes a more intimate relationship between the audience and the performers. It lets the orchestra, chorus, and conductor become equal partners with the singers. It allows the audience to concentrate more fully on the music and the performance. It gives the audience members the freedom to create an ideal production in their imagination."

--MICHAEL SIMS
Concert Opera of Boston

“Opera doesn’t have to come in a lavish package to resonate with audiences—as a growing number of opera companies
and orchestras are finding out ... CONCERT VERSIONS of operatic works are giving a new home, and new audiences, to operas that normally demand huge spectacles.”

—NEW YORK TIMES, April 2015