Opera expert/writer-producer Dennis Neil Kleinman will lead a lively discussion on La Fanciulla del West. Doors open an hour before – come early for coffee and pastries!

Whether you are a seasoned Opera buff or someone who has always wondered ‘What’s the fuss?’, ‘What’s a libretto?’ or maybe even ‘Why the funny hats?’, The Opera Connection will give you something to sing about. Hosted by cultural historian/composer Dennis Neil Kleinman, the Opera Connection will present lively, engaging, jargon-free discussions before selected Met at The Music Hall broadcasts this season, the perfect way to enhance and enrich your enjoyment of these magnificent works. So if you don’t get opera, or if you want to get it on a whole new level…Get Connected!

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Dennis Neil Kleinman is a writer/producer whose work has appeared on The Disney Channel, Showtime and The History Channel. Kids know Dennis best for writing the theme song for the multi-Emmy Award-winning PBS series Reading Rainbow.