Enjoy free talks before every opera performance
Join us in the Ardis Krainik Theatre one hour before your opera performance begins for a free, 30-minute preview talk discussing that day’s production.
Hosted by an opera expert, our pre-opera lectures allow you the unique opportunity to learn more about the historical context of the opera, the music that makes it a classic, and the creators behind each masterpiece. Arrive early for the opportunity to enhance your opera-going experience, mingle with your fellow operagoers, and be among the first to hear facts exclusive to Lyric productions.
Pre-opera talks are offered before every opera performance and take place on the main floor of the Ardis Krainik Theatre. Seating is unreserved, but a ticket for that day’s performance is required. Talks begin one hour before each performance and doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the talks.
2022/23 Season Pre-Opera Speakers
- Ernani: Laura Sauer-Shah
- Fiddler on the Roof: Colin Ure
- Don Carlos: Harris S. Saunders
- Le Comte Ory: Elinor Olin
- Hansel and Gretel: Colin Ure
- Carmen: Cynthia Clarey
- Proximity: Tanji Harper and Dr. Franklin Cosey-Gay