Pre-Performance Talks FOR THE 2023/24 SEASON

Each season, our pre-show talks are an enormously popular highlight of every performance. You can join us in person before the show, or listen below at anytime.

An hour before each performance, Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon will guide audiences through key moments and musical highlights of Turandot in Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, located on the second 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:
La Traviata with James Conlon
Highway 1, USA / The Dwarf with James Conlon
El último sueño de Frida y Diego with Dr. Tiffany Kuo
Don Giovanni with James Conlon
Otello with James Conlon

Pelléas and Mélisande with James Conlon
Marriage of Figaro
with James Conlon
Tosca with James Conlon
Omar with Dr. Tiffany Kuo and Michael Abels
Lucia di Lammermoor with James Conlon
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