Who We Are

Out of The Box Opera is a Minnesota non-profit dedicated to taking opera out of its traditional settings and into extraordinary venues to create exceptional, affordable experiences for all. From our famous Diva Cage Matches™ to inventive fusion events like Opera+Gospel, Out of the Box Opera upends the expectations of what opera is and what it can be.

Behind the Scenes

David Lefkowich
Founding Artistic Director

David is a working stage director, choreographer and fight director with companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, New York City Opera, San...

Jim Berman
Founding Producer

Jim has been a life-long opera fan and formerly served on the New Projects Committee of the Mill City Summer Opera.

Noah Eisenberg

Noah has been an active supporter of the performing arts, serving on the boards of the Mill City Summer Opera, Weisman Art Museum, Children’s...

Tony LoPesio

Tony has held finance roles with a number of Fortune 500 companies over the years, most recently with Medtronic. He and his partner, David,...

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