The Opera is one of those things that either you love or hate. I personally love the opera. I love dressing up, I love the atmosphere, I love hearing the emotion of the songs even though they are sung in a different language. It's one of the few places that seeing men in full suits and top hats is common. I took my kids to see Hansel and Gretel and they did love the venue and the excitement, but did't love the opera, so I will have to take a friend next time. The Minnesota Opera does put on an incredible show, and the orchestra is enjoyable also. I think everyone should go to the opera at least once to see if they are going to be one of those that love it. The link below will take you to their current performances. Enjoy!