Pre-Performance Talks FOR THE 2021/22 SEASON

Each season, our pre-show talks are an enormously popular highlight of every performance. Since Stern Grand Hall is currently unavailable for large, stationary gatherings (due to COVID restrictions), our pre-show talks have been reimagined.
Please see below to watch the pre-show talk for St. Matthew Passion.

Past Pre-Performance Talks

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

Follow the links below to listen:

Alcina with Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano
Tannhäuser with James Conlon
Il Trovatore with James Conlon
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

Pre-performance lectures are generously sponsored by 
The Opera League of Los Angeles