Press & Accolades

Acis and Galatea Review

Acis and Galatea Review

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On May 14, 2019
Out of the Box and its artistic director, David Lefkowich, are all about changing the experience of opera. So this was Handel presented in a new way.
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‘Action-Packed’ Opera Invites Patrons to Wander

‘Action-Packed’ Opera Invites Patrons to Wander

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On May 10, 2019
Opera director David Lefkowich recently guided a visitor through a tunnel deep within the entrails of Minneapolis’ old Pillsbury A Mill. To be honest, it felt a little creepy there. Which is precisely as Lefkowich intended.
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Opera Gospel Fusion

Opera Gospel Fusion

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On February 17, 2019
When you decide to become a part of the Mill City Singers, life changes in very important ways. The first way is that on Saturday afternoons, from 2:00-3:30p on the 8th floor of the Guthrie, you find a sense of hope, and a community of singers who make wonderful music while laughing, hugging, and singing together.     
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Opera for a New Audience

Opera for a New Audience

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On February 11, 2019
"Out of the Box Opera fused opera and gospel in a one-of-a-kind performance on Saturday night." - from The Minnesota Daily
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Diva Cage Match on WCCO

Diva Cage Match on WCCO

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On October 19, 2018
Watch us promote Diva Cage Match 2.0 on WCCO Mid-Morning News, featuring David Lefkowich, Lara Bolton, and Danielle Beckvermit.
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Intimated by Opera?

Intimated by Opera?

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On October 19, 2018
Opera doesn’t have to be expensive, serious and intimidating. It can be affordable, fun and approachable, and that’s the idea behind this weekend’s pop-up opera event Diva Cage Match 2.0 from local group Out of the Box Opera.
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Diva Cage Match ‘Entertaining & Accessible’

Diva Cage Match ‘Entertaining & Accessible’

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On October 13, 2018
In October 2017, six young sopranos in makeup and gowns gathered at Uppercut. Two by two, they faced off in the ring before a sold-out crowd and a panel of celebrity judges that included Dessa, J.D. Steele and operatic baritone Lucas Meachem.
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Out of the Box Enters 3rd Year

Out of the Box Enters 3rd Year

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On September 21, 2018
Out of the Box Opera enters its third year with a return of its wildly popular “Diva Cage Match 2.0”. Last year’s sell-out audience was treated to spectacular “Diva” performances by sopranos in full evening dress who climbed into the boxing ring to sing their hearts out.
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A Fusion of Opera, Jazz, and Soul

A Fusion of Opera, Jazz, and Soul

  • Posted by Out of the Box Opera
  • On January 28, 2018
Mill City Times Innovative opera company Out of the Box Opera presents Live at the Weisman, another evening of operatic adventure, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The Fusion Series includes several iconic musical styles fused into one fantastic evening of music, – a mashup of opera, jazz, soul and whatever is in between. “The program includes […]
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