Community Previews

Join Madison Opera staff for entertaining and informative previews about each upcoming opera. Each multimedia preview is only one hour long and FREE to attend.

Little Women:
Fitchburg Public Library | Thursday, Jan. 7 | 6:30pm
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community | Friday, Jan. 22 | 7pm
Admission: Free, no reservations required.

The Tales of Hoffmann:
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community | Friday, Apr. 1 | 7pm
Film at Cinematheque | Saturday, Apr. 2 | TBD


Pre-Opera Talks

Join General Director Kathryn Smith one hour prior to all Madison Opera performances for an entertaining and informative talk about the opera. Insightful for newcomers and longtime opera-goers alike, this half-hour talk will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the opera, right before the curtain goes up.

The pre-opera talks are held in the Wisconsin Studio on the 3rd floor of the Overture Center for the Arts.

Post-Opera Q&A

You’ve seen the opera and loved it. But are you perhaps wondering about...? Join General Director Kathryn Smith immediately after the Overture Hall productions to ask questions about what you have just seen.

La Bohème
Nov. 13 & 15, 2015
Feb. 5 & 7, 2016
April 15 & 17, 2016