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. Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados, and anyone in between, our free pre-opera talks provide an engaging overview of the opera. Learn more about the fascinating background of each production, including the music, characters, composer, and historical context from a music expert. 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 lecture for opening night, special events, or musical performances.

 Pre-Opera Talks are supported by Raynette and Ned Boshell.