We offer a variety of learning opportunities for adults throughout the year. These include introductory spotlights, psychological insights and in-depth seminars during our season.
A road map for your evening’s performance, these talks are complimentary to ticket holders and are held in Stieren Orchestra Hall twice before most performances. The first talk is given two hours before the performance, and the second is one hour before.
Prelude Talks are not offered on June 28 or before the Apprentice Scenes on August 11 and 18.
Love Stories for the Ages
In addition to an opera’s glorious music, story and spectacle, opera speaks to our human experience: its triumphs and tragedies, our deepest feelings and most perceptive ideas. Opera Insight explores this deeper, human experience of opera. In the 2023 Festival Season, we focus on passionate variations of love and longing, including: Jealousy (Tosca), Redemptive Sacrifice (The Flying Dutchman), Repressed Longing (Pelléas et Mélisande), Unrequited Passion (Rusalka), and finally, Challenging Death Itself (Orfeo). Each, in its own way, tells a love story for the ages.