Vanessa Becerra, Cecilia Duarte & Andrew Stenson Lead Minnesota Opera’s 2023-24 Season

The Minnesota Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring four productions. David Radamés Toro directs “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” with a cast that includes Octavio Moreno, Cecilia Duarte, Vanessa Alonzo, Efraín Solís, Zulimar López-Hernández, Efraín Corralejo, and Daniel Montenegro. Performance Dates: Nov. 4–12, 2023 Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” is set to star Vanessa Becerra, Andrew Stenson, Joseph Lattanzi and Stefano de Peppo. Daniel Ellis directs. Performance Dates: Jan. 27–Feb. 4, {…}

Q&A: Composer Paola Prestini on the World Premiere of her ‘Edward Tulane’

Paola Prestini’s first grand opera, “Edward Tulane,” makes its world premiere on October 8th as the first work by a woman to be commissioned by Minnesota Opera as part of the company’s New Works Initiative. Based on the novel, “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” by Minnesota author and two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, Paola Prestini collaborates with librettist Mark Campbell to honor {…}