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Seattle Opera.

Pre- Performance Talks

Want to make the most of your evening at the opera? Join us in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall 60 minutes before each opera performance for an enlightening and engaging presentation on the opera. Admission to talks is free to all ticketholders

La Bohème Pre-performance Talks

October 16–30, 2021

An audience favorite for over a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love is guaranteed to touch your heart. 

Pre-opera talks begin at 6:30 PM for all evening performances, and 1:00 PM for all matinee performers. You can also watch a video of the talk online before attending your performance. 


  • Jonathan Dean, Seattle Opera Dramaturg (Oct. 16, 17, 22, 24, & 30)
  • Lokela Alexander Minami, Community Engagement Manager (Oct. 20, 23, & 27)

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