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Opera Insights Series

The Opera Insights Series is a series of free lectures for the community by San Diego's opera scholars, with enlightening and entertaining presentations that focus on productions in San Diego Opera's upcoming season and more. This signature program began more than six decades ago at the Central Library and will celebrate its 65th season in 2020-21.
We are disappointed to have to conclude our 2019-2020 season early; however, we are already looking forward to sharing opera lectures with our community again in the 2020-21 season.
We are honored to have strong partnerships with arts and education organizations in our community, and thanks to our collaborations with the San Diego Opera and UC San Diego, there are recordings of some opera programs from our current and previous seasons. Please view videos below for programs recorded by UCSD-TV in the Neil Morgan Auditorium.

The Central Park Five with Composer Anthony Davis
Recorded on December 7, 2019
Presented by UC San Diego Extension in partnership with the Opera Insights Series.

Double Verdi (La Traviata and Falstaff)
Opera Insights Series/San Diego OperaTalk, recorded on January 6, 2017

David T. Little's Soldier Songs
Opera Insights Series/San Diego OperaTalk, recorded on October 4, 2016

Puccini X 2 (Madama Butterfly and Tosca)
Opera Insights Series/San Diego OperaTalk, recorded on February 5, 2016

About the Lecturers

Nicolas M. Reveles, San Diego Opera’s Director of Education and Community Engagement.Composer, pianist, arts educator, and Principal San Diego Opera Lecturer Dr. Nicolas Reveles is widely known throughout Southern California, introducing countless numbers of people to this lively art form.

About the Opera Insights Series

The Opera Insights Series prepares opera goers with enjoyable, informative, and engaging sessions about productions in San Diego Opera’s current season. The lectures will be held at the San Diego Central Library in the Neil Morgan Auditorium, located at 330 Park Boulevard, in downtown San Diego.

For more information about the lectures, call the Central Library at 619-236-5800 or visit the Library’s website. For more information about the productions and other San Diego Opera outreach activities, visit the San Diego Opera’s website.

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