as Fritz Lang

Minnesota Opera
Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Conducted by Elias Grandy

October 5 - 13, 2019
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts,
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

After her mother has her father murdered, Elektra is hell-bent on revenge. Though she thirsts for justice, her fury brings her to the brink of madness in this stark and shadowy, reimagined Greek tragedy. As intense and gripping as opera gets, Strauss’ Elektra unfolds in a thrilling single act of rare vocal and orchestral power that aims straight for the jugular.


Performed in German with English translations projected above the stage.

Individual tickets on sale August 12, 2019.
Season Subscriber Tickets currently available.


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Missing Karma

as ted

Theatre Elision
By Timothy Huang
Presented as a part of
A Flight of Short Musicals

January 23, 24 & 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
Elision Playhouse,
6105 42nd Avenue North
Crystal, Minnesota 55422

Join us for one weekend in January for our “short musicals” festival.  We’ll present a flight of a half dozen 10 to 20-minute musicals, with brief intermissions between each to enjoy a flight of your favorite beverage – wine, beer or non-alcoholic options!  The musicals will include: 

My Boyfriend is an Alien (and I’m OK with that)
by Christine Toy Johnson & Bobby Cronin

The Manifesto
by Germaine Shames & Nadav Amir-Himmel 

Der Strunkenwhitenleider by Scott Guy 

Missing Karma by Timothy Huang

Plus a few surprises!

Total Show Time with intermissions approximately 2 hours.

Tickets on sale soon!


Anne & Will

as Will shakespeare

(World Premiere)

Theatre Elision
Book by Sandra Hochman & Cindy Polich
Lyrics by Sandra Hochman
Music by Galt MacDermot
& Gary William Friedman

May 2020 - Performance Dates TBD
Elision Playhouse,
6105 42nd Avenue North
Crystal, Minnesota 55422

A staged reading of a new musical by Pulitzer-prize nominated poet Sandra Hochman and local playwright Cindy Polich, with new music by Grammy-winning composer of Hair, Galt MacDermot, and Tony-nominated composer Gary William Friedman.  Much has been written about William Shakespeare and his illustrious career.  Less is known about the women in his life. Anne and Will imagines that four women were instrumental in putting Shakespeare on the path to literary greatness – his mother, his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and a plucky barmaid who may have saved his life in a treacherous London.  

This 90-minute musical is performed with no intermission.

Tickets on sale soon!