Corinne Winters, Andrew Stenson & Aaron Crouch Highlight Minnesota Opera’s 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring five productions with a number of important rising stars.

The season opens with Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” starring Claudia Boyle as Konstanze, Andrew Stenson as Belmonte, and Kenneth Kellogg as Osmin. Omer Ben Seadia directs James Robinson’s original production.

Performance Dates: Sept. 26- Oct. 4, 2020

Corinne Winters andJohn Moore star in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” alongside David Portillo and Wei Wu. Tomer Zvulun brings his acclaimed production to the Minnesota stage.

Performance Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 8, 2020

Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s “Blue” makes its Minnesota premiere starring Aaron Crouch as The Son and Nicholas Davis as The Reverend. Thompson directs the production.
Performance Dates: Feb. 13-21, 2021

Hongni Wu and Taylor Raven star in Rossini and Ferretti’s “La Cenerentola” with Jack Swanson and Carlos Enrique Santelli alternating as the Prince. The cast is rounded out by Andrew Wilkowske and Ashraf Sewailam. Matthew Ozawa directs.

Performance Dates: March 27-April 11, 2021

Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s “The Shining” comes to Minnesota in a production by Eric Simonson. The cast includes Thomas Glass, Nadine Benjamin, Aubrey Allicock, David Walton, and Christian Sanders.

Performance Dates: May 15-23, 2021