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Opera Talk Podcasts with Larry Hancock

Put on your head phones and learn about our productions as Larry Hancock interviews stage directors, conductors and artists.

Introduction to Opera

At 6pm before evening performances and at 1pm before matinees, a free talk will be presented in the California Theatre that will acquaint you with the composer’s life, his place in the history of opera, the story and its characters. If you are attending the 1:30 or 6:30 Introduction, you must be ticketed for that day’s performance; and your ticket must be torn as you enter the building.

Free Previews

A one-hour preview for each 2020-21 production is presented free of charge in the third floor rehearsal hall of the California Theatre, located at 345 S. First Street. Please enter via Market Street entrance and take elevator to third floor. Dates for 2020-21 previews are pending; please check back later.

Opera at Your Doorstep Lecture Series

Increase your understanding of opera and enjoy upcoming Opera San José performances all the more by attending one of longtime OSJ subscriber Bradford Wade’s FREE previews. Dates for 2020-21 season operas are pending; please check back later.

For more information about the Opera at Your Doorstep Lecture Series and/or to RSVP, email .