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, 2014
Two Women, Laura Stanfield Prichard
, June 13–30, 2014
The Marriage of Figaro, Bruce Lamott
, June 14–July 5, 2014
Speakers and schedules are subject to change. 2015–16 Season Pre-Opera Talk speakers will be announced in late spring 2015.