Listen from home through our podcasts

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. 

Want to catch up on our pre-performance lectures from the season so far? Follow the links below to listen through our Behind the Curtain Podcast:

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

LISTEN TO our other PODCASTS 

Listen to this season's past pre-performance lectures through our podcast

Listening by phone.
If you are unable to make it to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in time to attend a pre-performance talk, you can also listen to the program from your phone.* Each talk is accessible via the following phone number and code: 

Phone number: 605.475.5910 
Access code: 314902#

*This number is not toll-free, so the cost will depend on rates charged by your carrier (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) to area code 605. There are no additional fees. We do not require the use of any specific carrier, nor do we know what rates patrons pay on their calling plans. This service accommodates the first 50 callers.

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