Pre-Performance Talks FOR THE 2022/23 SEASON

Each season, our pre-show talks are an enormously popular highlight of every performance.  You can join us an hour before each opera in Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, located on the second floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, or watch below at anytime.

An hour before performances of Lucia di Lammermoor Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano, Chair of the music history faculty at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, will guide audiences through key moments and musical highlights of Lucia di Lammermoor in Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall on the 2nd Floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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:

Aida with James Conlon
St. Matthew Passion with James Conlon
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