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.

The 2016/17 season preview calendar will be set by the end of August.  Check back as dates and locations get announced!


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.

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.

Opera in the Park 2016
July 23, 2016
Romeo & Juliet
Nov. 4 & 6, 2016
Charlie Parker's

Feb. 10 & 12, 2017
The Magic Flute
April 21 & 23, 2017