Boheme Opera Artistic Director and Conductor Joseph Pucciatti has been the long-time host of our pre-curtain talks, giving patrons not only the background of the works, their composers and librettists, but also back stories and historical references unique to each work. The experience is enhanced through learning the musical themes from the operas, played on the piano by Managing Director Sandra M. Pucciatti. For our recent production of Bizet’s Carmen, Boheme Opera President and Principal Docent Jerrold Kalstein presented the pre-curtain talks.
Talks always begin one hour before the start of performances, allowing ample time for patrons to stretch and socialize before the curtain goes up. Audience members may sit anywhere in the theater during the talks before moving to their purchased seats for the production. The talks are complimentary to all ticket holders and are sign-interpreted for the hearing impaired.