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Panels and Lectures

Insight Panels

Get a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process with the cast and creative team of one of the season’s operas. Singers, directors, conductors and composers share insights about the challenges and rewards of bringing these operas to life. All Insight Panels are held at the Herbst Theater at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

Upcoming Panels
August 29, 2016: Andrea Chénier
September 1, 2016: Dream of the Red Chamber
September 26, 2016: Don Pasquale
October 26, 2016: Aida

Opera Previews

Expand your horizons! Presented by a variety of exciting and renowned experts, these sessions are illustrated both musically and visually and help participants gain a deeper understanding of the background, meaning and programmatic inspiration of each opera.

2016-17 Opera Previews

Andrea Chénier
Dream of the Red Chamber
Don Pasquale
The Makropulos Case
Women in Peril: as seen in Aida, Madame Butterfly, La bohème and Rigoletto.
Don Giovanni