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 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.

Kaiser Permanente