Get the full story with our complimentary pre-opera talks.

Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon on Oedipus Rex


Pre-Performance Talks Return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this September

Get the full story by joining other opera-goers at our complimentary pre-opera talks in the Stern Grand Hall (2nd Floor) of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. You will have the opportunity to listen to Southern California's most engaging and highly regarded scholars, including Music Director James Conlon, present entertaining and informative talks on the opera you are about to see, free of charge. 

Talks are scheduled one hour prior to every performance.  
Reservations are not required. 

Past Pre-Performance Talks

Listen to past pre-performance talks via our Behind the Curtain Podcasts. 

Follow the links below to listen:
The Anonymous Lover with James Conlon
La Bohème with Duff Murphy
The Light in the Piazza with Grant Gershon and Gail Eichenthal
The Magic Flute with James Conlon
Eurydice with Matthew Aucoin, Sarah Ruhl and Joshua Winograde
Roberto Devereux with Duff Murphy


Generous support for pre-performance lectures from the 
Flora L. Thornton Foundation and
The Opera League of Los Angeles