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

Romeo and Juliet

Speaker: Alexandra D. Amati


Pre-Opera Talk

Billy Budd

Speaker: Corey Jamason

Pre-Opera Talk

The Marriage of Figaro

Speaker: Kip Cranna

Pre-Opera Talk

Manon Lescaut

Speaker: Marcia Green

Pre-Opera Talk

Hansel and Gretel

Speaker: Peter Susskind

Pre-Opera Talk


Speaker: Robert Hartwell

Pre-Opera Talk


Speaker: Laura Prichard

Pre-Opera Talk

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Speaker: Emily Laurance

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