This will be a busy month for Tempo!
If you don’t know Tempo well, October would be a great month to get to know us. The two events happening this month are so different, I feel they really show off the multiple facets of Tempo.
You’ll see what I mean. Here is what Tempo has going on this month:
This event has always been a favorite of mine. If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that now and then I think it’s nice to be able to go out and enjoy opera without the suit and tie. With events like Opera on Tap, you can see that Tempo gets that too. The event takes place at Honey, which, if you haven’t been there before, is kind of a sexy bar. The bar is below street level and I always feel like I’m walking into some place secretive when I’m there. Walk down the stairs and relax as opera singers sing opera favorites. Feel free to grace us all with your finest jeans and t-shirt. Enjoy your beer/cocktail, enjoy your friends, enjoy the music!
Thursday, October 18, 6pm – 9pm
205 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
This is another event that I’ve been looking forward to. I’ve always loved learning about the Tudors and I was excited to see that Minnesota Opera is doing Anna Bolena. I’ll admit that deep down, I’ve always had a soft spot for juicy drama and scandal, so naturally, I’ve always been drawn to the story of Anne Boleyn. This event sounds fascinating to me. Here, you’re invited to join Tempo at Kieran’s Irish Pub, where there will be a panel discussion. Once there, Tempo will show you how this juicy true story made it from the pages of history to novels, to movies, and now, to the stage of the Minnesota Opera. This is a rare opportunity to take a peak inside the lives of royalty, and a rare opportunity to see how the creative minds of the Minnesota Opera work! John Birge from Classical MPR will be moderating a panel discussion that includes Professor John Watkins from the University of Minnesota, Director Kevin Newbury, and opera stars Keri Alkema (Anne) and David Portillo (Lord Percy).
Wednesday, October 24, 6pm – 9pm
Kieran’s Irish Pub (Titanic Room)
601 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Hope to see you guys there!
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