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Reserve tickets for Bemidji Opera Theater’s ‘The 50s In Three Short Operas’

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Join the Bemidji Opera Theater for an entertaining look back on the 1950s -- with an opera twist -- from Feb. 24-26, 2023, inside the Main Theater at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. The three short operas featured are:

The Telephone

By Gian-Carlo Menotti

A tale of two lovers and a most unfortunate distraction. Will the inevitability of life's gossip, busyness and technology get in the way of their future?


7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25

2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26

A Hand of Bridge

By Samuel Barber

Two couples meet for their regular game of bridge, and we are invited to witness their innermost thoughts and desires as they go through the motions of portraying wedded "bliss."


$15 for adults

$10 for seniors and students

Free to BSU and NTC students


By Douglas Moore

A spoof on the modern soap opera, this story is as relevant now as it was in the 50s. All bets are off when it comes to love, mystery tenor patients and timely product placement!

Artistic and Stage Direction by Cory Renbarger

Conducted by Ryan Webber

Costume Design by Fred Rogers

Additional work on Set Design and Construction by Sachel Josefson and TAD

Musical Coaching by Daniel Will


Select your performance to reserve your tickets.

7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25

2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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