Pre-Opera Talks: Know Before You Go

Before every opera performance, listen to charismatic music scholars present a 25-minute overview of the opera, with insights on the music, composer and historical background.

Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the Orchestra section of the Opera House, 55 minutes prior to curtain. Enhance your experience by attending Pre-Opera Talks, whether you're a newcomer, opera aficionado or anywhere in between. 


Summer 2015 Pre-Opera Talks

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The Trojans, Peter Susskind, June 7–July 1, 2015

Watch The Trojans Pre-Opera Talk

Two Women, Laura Stanfield Prichard, June 13–30, 2015

Watch the Two Women Pre-Opera Talk

The Marriage of Figaro, Bruce Lamott, June 14–July 5, 2015

2015-16 Pre-Opera Talks

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Luisa Miller, Alexandra Amati-Camperi*

Sweeney Todd, Marcia Green

Lucia di Lammermoor, Kip Cranna

The Magic Flute, Kayleen Asbo

Die Meistersinger, Peter Susskind

The Barber of Seville, Bruce Lamott

House of Usher, Samuel Otter

Carmen, Emily Laurance

Don Carlo, Laura Prichard

Jenůfa, Jonathan Khuner

Speakers and schedules are subject to change.

 *There is no Pre-Opera Talk on Opening Night, September 11.