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 main theater in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to curtain. Enhance your experience by attending Pre-Opera Talks, whether you're a newcomer, opera aficionado or anywhere in between.
2014-15 Pre-Opera Talks
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Norma, Ron Gallman
, September 10-30, 2014
Susannah, Desirée Mays
, September 6-21, 2014
A Masked Ball, Marcia Green
, October 4-22, 2014
Partenope, Alexandra Amati-Camperi
, October 15-November 2, 2014
Tosca, Jonathan Khuner
, October 23-November 8, 2014
Cinderella, Giancarlo Aquilanti
, November 9-26, 2014
La Bohème, Kip Cranna
, November 14-December 7, 2014
La Bohème for Families, John Bischoff
, November 22-29, 2014
The Trojans, Peter Susskind
, June 7-July 1, 2014
Two Women, Laura Prichard
, June 13-30, 2014
The Marriage of Figaro, Bruce Lamott
, June 14-July 5, 2014
Speakers and schedules are subject to change.
Pre-Opera Talks for all La Bohème
and La Bohème for Families
performances underwritten by Kaiser Permanente.