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Out of the Box Opera to Pop Out Again in February

Article by Merle Minda, photos by Dan Norman Photography

Fledgling opera company Out of the Box Opera will stage another imaginative and fun performance February 10, 2018 at the Weisman Art Museum. Performances to date have been wildly acclaimed for originality, top-notch musicality and all-round enjoyment. Their most recent performance last fall featured a DIVA CAGE MATCH, staged at the Uppercut Boxing Gym in NE Minneapolis. Six opera divas faced off in the ring until a winner was chosen. Judges were American baritone Lucas Meachem; Twin Cities rapper Dessa, and well-known performer J.D. Steele. Click here to see this evocative video of what actually took place.

Program for February 10 is still to-be-announced, but artistic director for Out of the Box David Lefkowich promises yet another spectacle, this time mixing opera with jazz and soul. These are “don’t miss” events. Watch their website and Facebook for upcoming details.

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About Merle Minda

Journalist and free-lance writer Merle Minda writes about travel, business, people profiles and other subjects for a number of national and regional publications, including Delta SKY, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business, Star Tribune, Twin Cities Statement, Minnesota Monthly, and now Mill City Times. She can be reached at or on the web.

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