These free talks give information including background on composers, historical framework, and information specific to Opera Theatre’s productions. Previews are held one hour before each curtain (7pm Wednesday-Saturday, 6pm on Sundays, and 12pm for matinees) in the Community Music School Auditorum (the building just east of the theater).
Opera Previews are generously underwritten by Mary Susman and Tom Herm.
Spotlight on Opera
This informative series features an engaging array of invited experts (including conductors, directors, and designers) and performances by our Gerdine Young Artists. Programs held at the Ethical Society at 9001 Clayton Road (63117) on Mondays in May at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the full series are just $36 (for all four sessions), or $12 per session.
A Little Lunch Music
These three free Monday noontime concerts present performances by the artists featured in main season productions.
John D. Levy Master Classes
Each year renowned artists share insights with Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Young Artists.
Illuminating Opera with Amy Kaiser
For four Thursday and Saturday mornings in April, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser takes you behind the music for each of our operas. This exhilarating musical investigation of each opera is offered at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center on Thursdays and Saturdays in April at 9:45 A.M. For tickets call (314) 961-0644.
Artists in Residence
Each December, Opera Theatre brings two professional opera singers and a pianist to St. Louis area schools and community organizations introducing audiences to the classically trained voice.
Trained volunteers from the Opera Guild enhance Opera Theatre’s educational programs all year long with free classroom instruction and Docent Presentations to prepare for Young People’s Operas, dress rehearsals and special opera studies through the Music!Words!Opera! program. Adult presentations are also available for senior groups and community organizations including The Ethical Society, OASIS, Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Shepard Center.
Each season, student groups attend orchestra dress rehearsals for each of the main season productions.
Made possible by The Saigh Foundation and Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.