Deepen your knowledge with our free Opera Talk series. Each month, join Seattle Opera dramaturg Jonathan Dean for an entertaining look at this unique art form, with topics ranging from opera’s rich literature and history to behind-the-scenes insights into how we put these grand productions on stage. Upcoming event dates and topics are added regularly, so check back often to learn what's in store.
video STREAM: A New Opera Talk Each Week
We may not be able to gather for in-person Opera Talks, but Jonathan Dean and the Seattle Opera team are hard at work making digital talks. For the latest content, check out our Opera at Home page.
Explore Online Opera Talks
Digital opera talks available now include "Getting to Know Christina Scheppelmann," an interview in two parts; "Nine Types of Opera to get you Started," an overview of how the art form has evolved across countries and centuries; and "A Bird's Eye View," a conversation with the composer and librettist of Charlie Parker's Yardbird. Upcoming topics include composer-centric talks beginning with Puccini, a history of McCaw Hall, and much more!