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Pre-Performance Talk


Pre-Performance Talks offer guests attending the performances a unique opportunity to participate in an educational, entertaining and informative discussion, providing additional insight into the performance and the creative process behind the show. These informal talks are delivered by specialists from the Education and Outreach Area or by artists and noted authorities in their respective field. The talks are designed to provide the audience with an in-depth, insightful, and meaningful understanding of the production. Talks are held one hour prior to the show, and seating is limited to those with tickets to the performance. ​

Pre Performance Talk

  • La Fille Du Regiment

    Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

    ​The comic opera about a young girl who is raised by an entire regiment is still delighting audiences today; Palermo’s Teatro Massimo pres...

  • Werther

    Opera by Jules Massenet

    ​This story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man is staged by Andrei Serban and performed by...

  • L’Elisir d’Amore

    Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

    ​Donizetti's most celebrated comic opera tells the story of a peasant’s search for love and wonders of a love potion. This charming produc...

  • Music of Iraq

    Between Maqam treasures and modern melodies

    ​Artists from Iraq celebrate their country’s rich musical heritage in a concert with traditional Maqam by Hussein Al Adhami and modern son...