"Making pre-opera discussions a part of every performance"

The company also is making pre-opera discussions a part of every performance rather than an occasional extra. The talks will be a combination of preview and informal discussion of what goes on behind the scenes, said Kristen Roach, the company’s music director, who will lead the talks. Roach is excited by what’s coming next season. ‘I think we’ve got our legs in the ground now, and we’re ready for the next phase in our development,’ she said.