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.
2019/20 Season Pre-Opera Speakers
|The Barber of Seville||Nicholas Ivor Martin|
|Luisa Miller||Jesse Rosenberg|
|Dead Man Walking||Wynne Delacoma|
|Don Giovanni||David Buch|
|The Three Queens||Roger Pines|
|Madama Butterfly||Elinor Olin|
|The Queen of Spades||Roger Pines|
|Das Rheingold||Colin Ure|