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

Pre-Performance Talks FOR THE 2021/22 SEASON

Each season, James Conlon’s pre-show talks are an enormously popular highlight of every performance he conducts. Since Stern Grand Hall is currently unavailable for large, stationary gatherings (due to COVID restrictions), the pre-show talk for Tannhäuser as been reimagined.

This time, James Conlon’s Tannhäuser talk will be filmed and made available to watch from home before or after the performance.

Past Pre-Performance Talks

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

Follow the links below to listen:
Oedipus Rex with James Conlon
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