Your road map for each 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 2 hours before the performance and the second is 1 hour before. For best availability and due to popularity, the first talk is recommended. Prelude Talks are not offered on opening night or before the Apprentice Showcase Scenes.
All 2020 Season Prelude Talks have been canceled due to COVID-19. Please check back for the 2021 Prelude Talks schedule.
In the dark about opera? Well, lighten up with The Santa Fe Opera’s Spotlight Series! Join conductor Oliver Prezant for five fun, informative talks presented in Santa Fe and Albuquerque on the Santa Fe Opera's 2019 season. Each presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and each looks at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, these engaging, accessible presentations will increase your enjoyment and understanding of opera and enrich your experience in Santa Fe this summer. Admission is free.
our spotlight series for 2019 is now past. Please check back for future dates.
About spotlight series presenter Oliver Prezant
Oliver Prezant has presented lectures and education programs for The Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Opera Southwest, Chamber Music Albuquerque, and many other organizations. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of music.
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From backstage tours to prelude talks to the Opera Shop, you will find something to make your night at the Opera even more memorable.