Opera Up Close

A series of informative and entertaining previews to expand and enhance the operatic experience.

Join us for behind-the-scenes previews of each of this season’s productions. With extensive multimedia presentations, engaging guest artist commentaries, historical perspectives and production explorations of each opera, there’s no better way to gain access to the operatic art form. Don’t miss your opportunity to get “Up Close” with Madison Opera.

Carmen Preview
Sunday, October 29, 2017 • 1-3pm

The Abduction from the Seraglio Preview
Sunday, February 4, 2018 1-3pm

Florencia en el Amazonas Preview
Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 1-3pm

General Admission: $20 at the door
Subscribers: Full season subscribers receive free admission – just show your “Full Season Subscriber” card at the door. Two-show subscribers receive discounted admission of $10 by calling the Opera office or showing their “Overture Hall Subscriber” card at the door.
Students: Free with valid ID.

Opera Up Close is held at
The Margaret C. Winston Madison Opera Center
335 W. Mifflin, Madison, WI 53703
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Get a Sneak Peek:

Never been to an Opera Up Close lecture and curious what it's all about? Then be sure to check out the Madison City Channel's archived broadcasts of Opera Up Close. Stream the broadcasts online here.


November 3 & 5, 2017
The Abduction from the Seraglio
February 9 & 11, 2018
Florencia en el Amazonas
April 27 & 29, 2018
July 21, 2018