Enjoy Free Talks Before Every Opera Performance
Your ticket to the opera is also a ticket to learn more about the fascinating background of each Lyric production. Join us in the theater one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the opera. Learn about the composer, the themes within the music and drama, and overall production. Enhance your opera-going experience and mingle with your fellow operagoers!
Pre-opera talks are offered before every performance and take place on the main floor of the Ardis Krainik Theatre in the Lyric Opera House.
Seating is unreserved, but a ticket for that day’s performance is required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the talks, which begin an hour before each performance.
There is no pre-opera talk for opening night, special events, or musical performances.
The 2017/18 Season Pre-Opera Speakers
||Nicholas Ivor Martin
|The Pearl Fishers
|Così fan tutte
*Pre-opera talks for Fellow Travelers take place at the Athenaeum Theatre.
Pre-Opera Talks are supported by Raynette and Ned Boshell and James and Michelle Young.