Pre-Opera Talks

Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados or anyone in between, our pre-opera talks provide an engaging 25-minute overview of the opera. Learn about the opera’s music, characters, composer and historical background from a music expert.


Orchestra section of the Opera House


55 minutes prior to curtain time


Free to ticketholders

Pre-Opera Talk


Speaker: Alexandra D. Amati


Pre-Opera Talk


Speaker: Robert Hartwell

Pre-Opera Talk

Cosi fan tutte

Speaker: Kip Cranna

Pre-Opera Talk

The Handmaid's Tale

Speaker: Albert Montañez

Pre-Opera Talk

La Boheme

Speaker: Peter Susskind (November 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 29)

Speaker: Michael Bragg (December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)