Finally, we’re back in the best season—opera season! The MN Opera kicks off their season with Puccini’s beautiful and comedic romance, La Rondine, still one of the composer’s lesser staged works despite its acclaim by critics and adoration for opera buffs (which could be you, here’s a great place to start!). The production’s run is short, don’t miss out! October 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th.Johnny Cairo

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, STPL; ordway.org