Pre-Opera Lectures - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Pre-Opera Talks

Free pre-opera talks are offered before every performance of every opera in the mainstage season to enhance the opera-going experience.

All pre-opera talks take place on the main floor of the Ardis Krainik Theatre in the Civic Opera House. Seating is unreserved, and while there is no charge for admission, an opera ticket for that specific performance is required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the talks, which begin an hour before the performance begins.

IL TROVATORE
Jesse Gram

PORGY AND BESS
Nicholas Ivor Martin
Jesse Gram (Dec. 11, 18 and 20)

ANNA BOLENA
Roger Pines

TOSCA
Colin Ure

TANNHÄUSER
Wynne Delacoma

THE PASSENGER
Jesse Gram


Lyric's pre-opera lectures are generously made possible by:
Mr. and Mrs. Edward O. Boshell, Jr.
Kip Kelley
James and Michelle Young