If you've ever arrived a bit early to LA Opera, you've no doubt seen hundreds of people in the Grand Hall eagerly awating one of the evening's most popular highlights - the Pre-Performance Talk.
These entertaining and informative talks give the audience an insiders view of the evening's performance and are hosted by some of Southern California's most engaging and highly regarded scholars including acclaimed LA Opera Music Director Maestro James Conlon. In fact, Maestro Conlon's talks are so popular that there's seldom an empty seat left in the house!
The talks, which are free of charge to those attending the performance, are scheduled one hour prior to every performance and generously sponsored by The Flora L. Thornton Foundation and The Opera League of Los Angeles.
Listen to Maestro Conlon's latest talk about Lucia di Lammermoor here.